Long Legs Short Skirt

Baldacci Family Vineyards

Black Label Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

It is time for a delicious Cabernet for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Dark ruby in color, almost Inky, with a short reddish rim.

Strong fruity nose of blackberries, sweet plums, cooked cherries, toasted cedar, vanilla, tobacco, Za'atar, chocolates, coffee, cola, black pepper, eucalyptus and spices.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, licorice, light cola, coffee, spices, tobacco, dark chocolates, light earth and black pepper.

Long spicy finish with fine grained tannins, peppercorn and cherries.

This is a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap. Spicy and interesting. Showing great complexity and mouthfeel at this point.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours of airtime, when the tannins calm down.

This 6 year old Single Vineyard Cabernet, is drinking very nicely now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

I had this vintage a couple of years ago and it is even better now.

Delicious and engaging. Fruit forward and good by itself as a sipping wine.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

$100.
— 21 days ago

Doug, Hermes and 19 others liked this

Blackbird Vineyards

Blackmail Merlot 2014

It's time for a delicious Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Beautiful nose of blueberries, black plums, currants, cedar, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, herbs and peppercorn.

Full bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, earth and black pepper.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

This is a delicious Merlot from Napa Valley. Really elegant at this point. Tasty and easy drinking. Rich and fruit forward.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after two hours in the decanter.

Showing nice complexity with a great mouth feel. A great sipping wine.

Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.

This 8 year old is peaking now and will continue to drink nicely in the next few years.

Well-balanced and easy drinking, and paired nicely with food as well. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

Aged in 50% new French oak barrels for 21 months. A small production of only 4 barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$100.
— 2 months ago

Scott McNamara
with Scott
Daniel P., Romain and 18 others liked this

Barnett Vineyards

Rattlesnake Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Dark inky in color with a short purple rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, figs, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, tobacco, spices and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, cedar, earth, vanilla, spices, espresso, tobacco and herbs.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Fruit forward with nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better with a few hours of airtime.

This 5 year old is still very young and would be better in 5 years. Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

I had the 2013 a few years ago, and it was drinking better at a young age. This 2017 will be much better in 10 years.

Elegant and tasty. Rich and extracted.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were are aged for 22 months in new French oak barrels. 52 barrels produced.

14.4% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$180.
— 4 months ago

Tom, Ted and 12 others liked this

Titus

Napa Valley Cabernet Franc 2019

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a tasty Cabernet Franc from Napa.

Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of black plums, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco leaf, chocolates, coffee, light bell pepper, peppercorn, earth and light vegetables.

Full bodied, elegant and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, coffee, oak, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates, peppercorn, earth, black tea and vegetables.

Nice length on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This young Cabernet Franc from Napa Valley is starting to drink nicely now.

Showing a nice mouthfeel, with nice complexity and good balance.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours of airtime, but it really needs longer than that.

This 3 year old will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years, and see how it evolved.

Has good potential to become a 94+ point wine.

Good by itself and better with food. Will pair nicely with lamb dishes. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 86% Cabernet Franc,
7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7%
Malbec. Aged in (65% new) French oak barrels for 20 months.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$53.
— 2 months ago

Sharon, Shay and 17 others liked this

Studio Seven Fifty

Julien Fayard SBR Vineyard Merlot 2015

It's time for a good Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.

Inky in color with a very short purple rim.

On the nose black plums, cooked cherries, light oak, spices, earth, dark chocolates, coffee, tar, light vegetables, light barnyard and black pepper.

Full bodied, bold and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cooked plums, dried figs, tobacco leaf, spices, graphite, herbs, light toasted cedar, vanilla, leather, chocolates, light caramel and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and raspberries.

This is a delicious Merlot from Napa Valley. Spicy, and feels like a Merlot with a Syrah feel. Interesting stuff.

Showing nice complexity with a soft mouthfeel.

This 7 year old from a Single Vineyard is peaking now, and will continue to drink nicely in the next 5 years.

Good right out of the bottle, and much better after 2 hours of airtime, when more structure comes in.

Good by itself as a sipping wine or with food. I paired it with a truffle pizza.

A tiny production of less than 800 bottles.

15.4% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$60.
— 2 months ago

Jonathan, Diane and 13 others liked this

Prothro

Heritage Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a gorgeous one.

Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, herbs, tobacco, light metals and black pepper.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and fat legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, dried figs, cedar, licorice, vanilla, spices, tobacco and black coffee.

Long finish with round tannins and cherries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Still very young and needs a few years in the bottle to mature, but already drinking very nicely.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 3 hours of airtime.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years, with good potential to become a 95+ point wine.

Elegant, rich and fruit forward. Iron fist in a velvet glove. Love that.

Grapes come from the Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard. A blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon with some Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. A tiny production of only 1 barrel made.

15.1% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$95.
— 3 months ago

Brent, Severn and 20 others liked this

Barra of Mendocino

Petite Sirah 2019

Inky in color with a short purple rim.

Strong fruity nose of black currants, plums, cooked cherries, dried fruits, light oak, spices, chocolates, coffee, licorice and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, milk chocolates, coffee, cola and peppercorn.

Nice finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a nice and easy drinking Petite Sirah from Mendocino County.

Nicely balanced, rich and fruit forward. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better after an hour of airtime.

Still young, and would be better in a few years. Will be nice to revisit it in a couple of years, and see how it evolved.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good with BBQ Meats.

100% Petite Sirah grapes were aged in French oak barrels. Organic.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$26.
— 2 months ago

Brent, Casey and 14 others liked this

Hook or Crook Cellars

Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Ruby in color with medium intensity and a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black cherries, sweet raspberries, light wood, spices and dark chocolates.

Medium bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with black currants, blackberries, oak, licorice, chocolates, light tobacco, herbs, spices, earth and peppercorn.

Short finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice everyday Cabernet Sauvignon from Lodi, California.

Easy drinking and good for parties.

Good by itself or with food and good right out of the bottle.

I paired it with grilled lamb chops.

Aged in oak barrels for 14 months.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$12.
— 2 months ago

Diane, Dawn and 7 others liked this

Flora Springs

Trilogy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Deep purple in color, almost inky, with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, cooked plums, sweet cherries, cedar, light vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, coffee, light cocoa powder and peppercorn.

Full-bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, light herbs, earth, chocolates, coffee, peppercorn and tobacco.

Tangy finish with round tannins and raspberries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux blend from Napa Valley. Tangy and interesting.

Spicy, rich and extracted, yet elegant. Nicely balanced with a nice mouth feel.

I had the 2018 not too long ago, and it is very consistent.

Very young, but already drinking nicely, after a couple of hours of airtime. A good quality wine that will age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years.

A good sipping wine that doesn't necessarily need food, but will be great with a big piece of steak as well.

A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec, 10% Petit Verdot and 8% Cabernet Franc. Aged in mostly French oak barrels for 18 months.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$85.
— 3 months ago

Romain, Brent and 19 others liked this

Pestoni Family

Mountain Vineyard Petite Sirah 2018

Deep Inky in color with a very short purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black cherries, cedar, dried figs, cooked raisins, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, mocha and black pepper.

Full bodied, smooth and bold, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, oak, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates and coffee.

Nice length on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty Petite Sirah from Lake County in California.

A good wine to pair with good company and a great sipping wine.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. Needed an hour to calm down a bit.

Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years and see how it evolved.

Fruit forward and big. Rich and extracted. Spicy and entertaining.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$32.
— 4 months ago

Hermes, Ted and 9 others liked this