This wine hits above its class! Fantastic pounder with fruit forward berries and vanilla. Well balanced and a great, light red blend. We’ll pickup a case cuz this will be fun to have on hand... — 19 days ago
2018 was a great find. Evocation of Madiran and Cahors wines, with Tannat and Malbec grapes. Very ripe black fruits, spices and toasted notes. Deep mouth and freshness well balanced. 17 is more flexible, is a bit more homogeneous and round. Definitely a very good quality / price / pleasure ratio.
2018 était une belle trouvaille évoquant les vins épais de Madiran et Cahors, avec la présence de Tannat et Malbec. Toujours fruits noirs très mûrs, notes épicées, toastées, toujours un bel équilibre. Avec un an de plus, l’ensemble est plus souple, plus homogène. Définitivement un très bon rapport qualité/prix/plaisirs. — 6 days ago
Update: this is delicious on the second night! I would rate it a 9.3 tonight! Not sure about this one. It has a nice dark cherry color. It’s on the tannic side. Smells earthy. Goes down smooth but it lacks fruit to me. It’s only a 2019 so maybe it needs more time? — 4 days ago
This is Piedmontese Volnay. The most Burgundian Alto Piemonte wine ever. Smells like elite Village Volnay. Cherries. Upon cherries. So pure and refined. Gobs of minerals and elite dried roses. Just bananas aromas. Palate is next level refined but also has a hint of charming rusticity. Juicy and pure with velvety tannins and awesome freshness. Elite wine with structure to burn. Enjoy now and over 15 years. Brilliant showing. — 8 days ago
Our host sort of snuck this into the mix, without fan-fair, during an evening of very lovely wines. Apparently a VdT without a clear and obvious vintage statement. This was Exhibit A for proof that great wines don’t need a vintage date when the juice is this good. Beautiful ruby color with a dark core. Everything on the nose and the palate were in the right place and this immediately took me back to my experiences in Toscano where I drank “generic” jug wine at a random trattoria that was made by the family and I wanted for nothing. I desperately wish more wines like this were in my life. — 3 days ago
A blend of 73% Shiraz, 17% Grenache, 5% Mataro and 5% Viognier, dark Ruby with aromas of dark fruits, licorice, pepper spice and floral notes. On the palate flavors of ripe blackberry and plum with licorice, espresso and oak. Well balanced, great mouthfeel, soft fine tannins and texture, long finish ending with pepper spice, smoky oak and cacao. Very nice! — 3 days ago
Dark Ruby with aromas of ripe dark berry fruits, herbs and spice, aged for 20 months in French oak (75% new). On the palate black cherry and black currant flavors with oak, vanilla and earthy notes. Well balanced, fine ripe dusty tannins, long finish ending with fruit, oak, espresso notes and pepper spice! Nice! Drinks well now, aging? check back in a year or so! — 6 days ago
If you had to pick a wine that somehow managed to capture the zeitgeist of what deliciousness means today, this little beauty would be a candidate for sure. Forest berries, Rosemary, juniper, cedar and sour cherries all crunchy with crystalline acidity and a dusting of tannins. A fantastic, yes, even exotic, blend of Grenache Noir, Cinsault, Grenache Gris, Mourvèdre, and Syrah from vineyards across the Western Cape of South Africa. 2018 Thorne & Daughters “Wanderer’s Heart” Cape Red Blend. Stunner. — 2 days ago
Garnet red, very good clarity, moderate pigment extraction. Cherry, raspberry, strawberry in nose, cherry, herb and candied red fruit flavors with a hint of plum, seed tannin in finish with rounded mouthfeel and some skin astringency. Decent table red, very good value. 19% Sangiovese, 19% Nebbiolo, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Grenache, 10% Pinot Noir, 9% Petite Sirah, 5% Mourvèdre plus Carignan, Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah — 6 days ago
It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a tasty one from California.
Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim. A very pretty color.
Fruity nose with blueberries, plums, currants, light cedar, vanilla, light earth, licorice, black pepper, spices and chocolates.
Medium plus in body and smooth, with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black cherries, sweet strawberries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, coffee, dark chocolates, light earth and peppercorn.
Medium plus in finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very enjoyable Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux blend. Drinking very nicely now, and will continue in the next 5 years.
This 6 year old is showing nice complexity and balance, with a very enjoyable mouthfeel.
Good right out of the bottle, but gets more complex as it opens up. I let it decant for 2 hours.
A good quality wine. Delicious, interesting and engaging.
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with meats, cheeses and light appetizers. Was really nice with the Italian salami.
A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Grapes are grown in Napa County and Sonoma County.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$60. — 14 days ago