It is Sunday night and tonight's wine is the 2016 Favia Carbone Napa Valley Red Wine. This is a blend of 61% Cabernet Franc, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Petit Verdot.
On the nose I am getting raspberry, black cherry, strawberry, roasted jalapeño, mint, chocolate toasted oak and earthy notes.
On the palate there is strawberry, raspberry, plum, green bell pepper, violet, black currant, herbs, crushed gravel and good earth notes.
This wine is full bodied that is mouth filling with medium + acidity and medium+ mouth coating grippy tannins that leads right into a long fruit well balanced finish. Well, here we are at the start of another work week and the end of summer and wonderful weekend. Hello fall and we prepare for winter. Please everyone stay healthy and safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — a day ago
This is a great wine, very young but very good. Bursting with flavour it feels like the perfect combination of Catalonia, Maipo, Napa and Bordeaux. Plenty of sweet fruit, backed up with vanilla, leather, spice and oak. The palate is smooth and the the finish develops nicely with soft tannins. Powerful but elegant, highly recommended. — 3 days ago
Love it. This chard pleases me because it almost completely lacks the typical chard "butter toffee" note. Balanced sharp mineral acidity and smooth fruit. Had it with grilled rockfish and buttered ciabatta. — 20 days ago
Here is my #FridayCabernetfix with a beautiful Bordeaux blend from Napa Valley.
Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.
Strong nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, strawberry pie, dried figs, tobacco, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, mocha, coke and light earth. Gorgeous nose.
Full bodied, smooth and bold, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, figs, raisins, vanilla, sweet cedar, leather, chocolates, tobacco, licorice, earth, peppercorn, spices and light vegetables.
Long finish with firm tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is s very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon based blend. Showing a great mouthfeel, although still young.
Nicely balanced with nice complexity, which will get better in the next 5 to 10 years.
Fruit forward with a touch of a Left bank Bordeaux style.
Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, which I didn't have unfortunately, as it finished too quickly.
A blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Aged for 19 months in 65% new French Oak barrels.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$95. — 3 days ago
A blend that usually includes Syrah and merlot....this year 80% cabernet and 20% cab franc...a 2nd wine that got more cab this year since 1st wine from one of the vineyards did not get produced.
2 hour decant (little sediment). A majestic inky purple color. On the nose: dark cherry, vanilla wafer, floral, pepper, cinnamon chocolate. Taste: A medium body, fresh, juicy wine with dark plum, spice, cassis, cedar, with a raspberry mocha medium plus finish. No need to wait, drinking well now with a decant. — 10 days ago
Just concluded the annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.
Nose has mashed black currant, mashed blackberry, cold cherry slices, bruised violets, plum peel and bruised plum.
Palate has blackberry, ripe plum, (light) cigar box, mashed black currant, milk chocolate shavings, cedar plank on fire and rehydrated raisin with smooth tannins and light acidity. Last bottle, yet still many years to go; if anyone is holding, next bottles can be 2024-28. — 2 days ago
This is a very nice wine. It’s quite heavy in appearance and flavour, plenty of spice and pepper but a good amount of sweet fruit on the palate. There is also a rubbery, diesel element which is more shiraz in style, but it all works and makes for an enjoyable Chilean experience. Long, rich finish. — 10 days ago
A very noble expression of Gamay, with a certain density, remarkable for this entry level. We can hardly do better in terms of value for money.
Une expression très noble du gamay, avec une certaine densité, remarquable pour cette entrée de gamme. On peut difficilement faire mieux en terme de rapport qualité prix plaisir. — 9 days ago