It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious Cabernet Franc from Napa Valley.
Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.
On the nose black plums, cooked cherries, black currants, cedar, licorice, vanilla, milk chocolates, coffee, black pepper, spices and light earth.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and nice legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, chocolates, light alcohol, sweet caramel and peppercorn.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.
This is a very tasty Cabernet Franc. Easy drinking and good as a sipping wine. Very chocolatey and so smooth and delicious.
Drinking very nicely already, although very young at this point. Would be nice to revisit this in 3 years, and will age nicely in the next 7 to 10 years.
Although it is dry, it has a sweet feel, like chocolate covered dried fruits, which makes it very pleasant and interesting.
Good right out of the bottle and much better after an hour in a decanter. Showing nice complexity with a nice, soft mouthfeel. Fruit forward and rich.
Will pair nicely with grilled meats. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses,
100% Cabernet Franc grapes were aged for 18 months in mostly French Oak barrels. A small production of only 250 cases.
14.2% alcohol by volume.
$60. — 2 days ago
Time for my #FridayCabernetfix.
This is a gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Tasty and spicy. Delicious and extracted. A very typical Cabernet for the region, but oh so yummy.
Dry and full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.
Showing black fruits with cedar, vanilla, leather, earth, chocolates, tobacco, spices, graphite, dark coffee and peppercorn.
Very fruity on the palate and elegant. Well balanced with nice complexity.
Good right out of the bottle, and better with airtime (3 hours).
I've heard many people trash the 2017 vintage in California. So far I've not seen that to be true, and this is a great example of that.
This 4 year old is still very young, and would age nicely in the next 10 to 20 years.
Good by itself or with food. Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats. I paired it with grilled Lamb chops.
14.9% alcohol by volume.
$190 (current vintage). — 9 days ago
Very yummy Mediterranean family style lunch from Ashes & Diamonds chef, wines are restrained and just OK... nice pours with the lunch though!!!!
2018 semillion-savignon blanc
2017 cab franc
2018 red hen cab sav
2018 bates ranch mountain cuvee
2017 mountain peak cab sav
2017 estate merlot — 5 days ago
I’ve loved the 1-2 of these I’ve had (courtesy of my good buddy @Mike R ), and this 2015 is no different. Has the stuffing to hold for another few years!
Tropical! Wow. So much ripe and juicy tropical fruit here. The oak is evident, but not detracting. With this coming from Howell Mtn, it certainly has that viscous/mountain structure. It reminds me of high end Bordeaux Blanc mixed with La Pelle from Cali. Aromatically, it leaps from the glass with honeyed sea salt, cantaloupe, lemongrass and white peach. On the palate, it is so textured and rich, almost creamy. More peach, poached pear, lemon oil, and creamsicle. There is good acidity here and while the profile is rounded, it’s certainly not flabby. I followed this over two days and it stayed strong. — 2 days ago
50th Anniversary. ZD cabernet sauvignon 2018. “Young and Bold!” This redeems the last bottle of ZD I had. This has a zing to it like a zinfandel . WOW. If I did not know better I would think it was zinfandel. ￼This has lots of dark fruit on the beginning as you would expect from a cab. I can taste the grapes - if that makes any since; and it is definitely a cab grape. I taste black raspberry and ripe blackberry. There is oak and charcoal jamming in the middle. Smoke and graphite. And that spicy zing! Finish is moderately dry. I love this wine. Well worth the price of 75 dollars. — 4 days ago
A very nice red blend from Napa Valley.
Dry on the palate and medium plus in body with medium acidity.
Showing black fruits with cedar, light vanilla, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, chocolates and mocha.
Nice finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
Drinking nicely now and will be better in a few years. Needs time to open up properly, but good right out of the bottle too.
Good by itself or with food. A great sipping wine.
Will be nice to revisit it in 5 years, but already delicious. Fruit forward and rich.
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
14.6% alcohol by volume.
$110. — 5 days ago
Time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon.
Dark ruby/Inky in color with a reddish rim.
Fruity nose of blueberries, blackberries, black currants, Mediterranean spices, light cedar, chocolates, vanilla, earth, leather, tobacco leaf, wild flowers, black pepper and coffee.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with black currants, blackberries, light cedar, licorice, cola, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, light vanilla, spices, earth, peppercorn and leather.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley.
Rich, but not too much in your face. Nicely balanced with lots of elegance. Fruit forward with nice complexity and mouthfeel.
This is a great example of a young wine with a wonderful nose, without too many secondary notes. Very impressive.
Needed an hour to open up, but much better after 2 hours in the decanter.
I had the 2014 vintage not too long ago, and I liked this even better.
This 6 year old is already delicious, and will continue to age nicely in the next 15 years.
Good by itself as a sipping wine, and will pair nicely with a big piece of steak as well. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
A blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Merlot. Aged for 28 months in French oak barrels.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$275 (current vintage). — 16 days ago
We were fortunate to visit Ceja Vineyards in April where we were introduced to the Ceja family’s gorgeous wines. 🙏
We wanted to open a bottle to celebrate and recognize National Hispanic Heritage month. Following are the notes we took at the time, which remain true today:
Ceja is a Mexican-American family owned winery producing wines from both Napa and Sonoma valleys. “In one generation the Ceja family has gone from immigrant vineyard workers to grape growers and winery owners.” 💪 🇲🇽 🇺🇸
We loved learning about the inspiring background of this winery and family’s devotion to excellence. 💕💕
The wines are designed to be paired with food (especially, though not exclusively, traditional Mexican cuisine), but are delicious on their own, too.
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley is full, velvety, and rich with a lot of ripe blackberry, cassis, and black cherry 🍒 characteristics. Aged for 36 months in French oak, it has dark chocolate, nutmeg, and clove notes. Also leather and anise.
Delicioso! 👏👏👏 Salud 🤩 — 8 days ago
The deep garnet colored 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Kayli Morgan Vineyard gives up a beautiful savory/meatiness with a core of blackcurrant cordial, red currant jelly, Black Forest cake and chargrill with touches of Indian spices, star anise, cast iron pan and mossy bark with a waft of yeast extract. The palate is full-bodied with a beautiful fine-grained texture and wonderful harmony even at this relatively youthful stage, with loads of layers and a perfumed finish. @Tiffani Thiessen @Paul T- Huntington Beach — a day ago
Holding up pretty nicely after 27 years. Nose shows pretty dried mixed berry, quite a bit of dustiness and a hint of mint. The palate features fully resolved tannins and a velvety balanced mouthfeel. Not incredibly intense or complex but relatively youthful and pleasant with a distinct pomegranate juice character. — 6 days ago