Grand Napa Vineyards Stone Crib Vineyard Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Napa Valley, California
It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley.
Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.
Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, cedar, spices, espresso, vanilla, dark chocolates, light earth, tobacco leaf and black pepper.
Full bodied and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, oak, dark chocolates, vanilla, licorice, cloves, spices, coffee, peppercorn, earth, black tea, light wet leaves and herbs.
Nice finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.
This Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford is still young, and would be even better in a few years. Already showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.
Rich, yet elegant. Nicely balanced and smooth.
Good right out of the bottle and better after 2 hours of airtime. Fruit forward and extracted.
This 4 year old will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years. Will be nice to revisit it in 3 years and see how it evolved.
Good by itself or with food. Paired beautifully with a filet minion and asparagus.
Grapes were aged for 24 months in (80% new) French Oak barrels. Limited Production.
14.8% alcohol by volume.
$165. — 10 days ago
Fantastic wine with smooth notes from black berry, currant and plum. Notes of chocolate and sandstone at finish. — 9 days ago
Dark Ruby with aromas of ripe berry fruits, herbs and floral spice. On the palate flavors of ripe black cherry, raspberry and cassis with espresso, cinnamon and earthy spice notes. Well balanced, lively acidity, fine tannins, long ending with fruit, cacao and tobacco spice! Nice! — 14 days ago
The higher alcohol content of this wine made this slightly more bitter than I would like, but still quite good! Very good value. — 7 days ago
100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 18 months in French oak, 48% new, deep Ruby with aromas of berry fruits, cigar box, lavender and eucalyptus scents. On the palate flavors of black cherry, plum and currants with cacao, floral and minty notes. Fine dusty tannins, long finish ending with fruit, — 12 days ago
If you want Napa cab, I can’t imagine a better wine that fits the bill. I love Rutherford so this is perfect. Dust covered wild picked blackberries, cedar, some pine, a hint of dark chocolate on the nose. Palate is chocolate covered raspberries, more cedar, bit of green pepper, also white pepper, plums, dirt, and the tiny hint of candy orange. This opened up after an hour. Also improved tasting outside. Is this winery underrated because they make a lot of wine? Are the 500 dollar Napa bottles that much better or just status? — 8 days ago