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.
$32. — 4 months ago
It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice one from Napa Valley.
Deep purple in color with a wide purplish rim.
Fruity nose of blueberries, black plums, cedar, vanilla, spices, licorice, chocolates, violets, light earth, tobacco and black pepper.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and nice legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with black currants, blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, spices, coffee, vegetables, earth, chocolates, herbs, tobacco and peppercorn.
Medium plus in finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a spicy Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Gentle and easy to drink. Well balanced with mild complexity. Lighter than I expected and not the typical in your face kind of Napa Cabernet.
Good right out of the bottle and good by itself or with food. This 3 year old is already drinking very nicely, and would be nice to revisit in 5 years. Engaging and tasty.
A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot. Aged in French oak barrels for 20 months. A very small production of only 124 cases.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$125. — 2 years ago
The Pestoni family winery in Rutherford is known for their grate Cabernets ; but the Sangiovese he is delicious — 4 years ago
Not a usual@cab sav lover but thia is really nice. — 4 months ago
For National Zinfandel Day, here is a nice one from California.
This is a nice and spicy Zinfandel based blend from Lake County, California. Nicely balanced with a soft mouthfeel.
Showing red and black fruits with chocolate notes, tobacco, light oak, earth, vanilla, spices, espresso, cola and peppercorn.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate and easy drinking.
Nice finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
Good right out of the bottle and good by itself. Better once it opens up (30 minutes).
I had this vintage before, over a year ago, and it is drinking better now. A little high on alcohol so watch yourself 😉
I paired it with cheeses and crackers.
A blend of 83% Zinfandel, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petite Sirah.
14.7% alcohol by volume.
$30. — 2 years ago
Elegant, elegant, elegant.
Doesn’t punch you in the face.
#DavidAbreau — 4 years ago
2012 Vintage in June 2016. Fantastic! — 6 years ago
Rim to rim invariance of black cherry peel with smoky topaz highlights. Nearly Dense and dark as black coffee. Violets shine on a nose of plum , black currant jelly, blueberry-dark chocolate, roses with a tiny whiff of bovine, tilled soil, dried blackberries, and blueberry bran muffin. Graphite and licorice extract keep the fruity nose in check, and the burgeoning power of the palate rushes from the glass. Leather and oak frame the crushed, dried violet, in a grilled herbs de Provence, bing cherry, black cherry, and currant culmination!
What a finish. Lengthy resonance is finally whittled to a raspberry point.
#pestoni #pestonifamily #pestonifamilymerlot #merlot #camerlot #napa #napamerlot #howellmountain #howellmtn #Howellmountsinmerlot #mountainfruit #2014 #mountainmerlot — 10 months ago
16' vintage — 3 years ago
Clean light Sauvignon. Nice — 4 years ago