Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

Rivers-Marie

Lore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Shay A
9.5

WNH “TRB” tasting.

I let this bottle decant for three hours and then fully decant for 3hrs (pulling from the decanter the last two hours). The bulk of that time I was hit with really pure and ripe fruits but ending with a wall of tannin. Gorgeously aromatic with layers of the entire fruit spectrum…red, blue and black berries, sandalwood, and espresso. The mid palate here is quite fantastic in how deep it is while still having good acidity to keep it vibrant. Violets, dark chocolate, mixed Berry compote and baking spices all surrounded by a savory graphite type note. I saved two glasses for the following day and it turned very silky and seemed to be a very beautiful expression of Oakville.

If opening now, decant 4-6hrs, or hold another 3+yrs.
— 10 days ago

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@Carter Pelham : You’ll have a great time. We did a RM tasting a little over a year ago and loved trying all the wines side by side. I’ve been a fan of their wines for a while, and each vintage reinforces that!
Joshua Fisher

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Did you get to check out his new production in Calistoga yet?
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@Joshua Fisher : Not yet. They were still finishing up when we were last out there. I’ll be back out the first week of Sept, so might stop by.

Groth Vineyards & Winery

Reserve Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Great example of a perfect California cab well worth trying difficult vintage but no no small town on this wine — 16 days ago

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Venge Vineyards

Family Reserve Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Plenty of red fruit in this. Great wine for the vintage. — 17 days ago

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Eric

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One of my absolute favorites!
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It’s a good one @Eric

Turnbull Wine Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Very nicely made. Balanced and easy to drink. Young. Given a few years, I’m hoping for added dimension. — 8 days ago

Eric, Daniel P. and 15 others liked this

Macauley

Beckstoffer To Kalon Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Ron R
9.8

Absolutely stunning. We are lost for words. Time has stood still within this bottle. — 7 days ago

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Jason and Jennie

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We’re regular buyers of this wine. Wish we had this vintage still. Sounds epic.
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@Jason and Jennie, can you throw me a bone 🦴 and insert my name on their list, please? 😄
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@Ron R let me know if you can’t get an allocation online

Gargiulo Vineyards

G Major Seven Study 575 OVX Cabernet Sauvignon

Medium to dark ruby. Cherry, floral, oak on the nose. Cherry, plum, soft and delicate. Excellent structure, well integrated smooth tannins. Drinking well now almost pnp. — 7 days ago

Groth Vineyards & Winery

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Great with a backyard steak. Medium bodied. Very drinkable now... but I’ve had some that do bring on added dimensions when put away. Nose was soft, but hard to compete with the outdoors. — 15 days ago

Ericsson, Ron and 12 others liked this

Miner Family

Benedetto Signature Series Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Special edition Miner enjoyed with Ed Miner here in Sitka. Great evening! — 12 days ago

Shay, Mike and 3 others liked this

Ghost Block

Estate Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Black cherry, plum, cocoa, Drinking beautifully after an hour of decanting. — 13 days ago

Alex, Romain and 7 others liked this

Robert Mondavi Winery

To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Loved this cab. Balanced, silky and extremely enjoyable. — 17 days ago

Juan, Peter and 14 others liked this