Really a very nice Napa Cabernet from a great vineyard site in a good drinking place age wise. On cork pop the oak was too overbearing - that sort of oaky sweetness that I don’t care for. But decanted for a couple hours as a result and quite nice after that. Deep violet in the glass. Deep dark fruit notes. Unmistakably Napa, for sure. Some glycerin feel. But a long finish with just enough acid to keep it together. I don’t often drink Napa cab, but on a fall day with burgers it’s hard to complain. — 3 days ago
BV grapes were first planted back in 1900, by founder Georges de Latour. A blend of mostly Cab Sauv with a bit of Petit Verdot. Outstanding! Deep Ruby with complex berry fruit aromas adding in toasty floral spice. On the palate big full flavors of blackberry, cherry and sweet plum flavors with licorice and cacao, adding some cedar notes. Soft velvet tannins, young, long finish, well integrated and nicely balanced, a joy to drink. Will Benefit from long aging. — 11 days ago
Nose has over-ripe stinky cherry, dry leather, moist leather, old horse pasture, tomato leaf, blackberry, dried blueberry, dried mint, saturated oak and old cigar.
Palate has blackberry, partially dried cherry, dried raspberry, (minor) moist garden soil, wet raisins with soft tannins and a long finish. Decanted 4H and it's finally starting to really open up.
Mid-shoulder fill on this particular bottle, remaining bottles are looking better. Quite reminiscent of older Bordeaux in the nose/palate traits.
(BTW I love the old labels when they used to underscore the Cabernet Sauvignon, for me it's always been Cabernet Bosché, history in a bottle!) — 11 days ago
Meh. Bought a half case of this after doing a private tasting at $75/per. Only vineyard jot to credit tasting against purchase (my buddy bought some wine too). Throw in Varsity Blues and I am just not down with Hummeus. — 4 days ago
Blackberry, black cherry, black licorice, seem to be the fruit notes here in order from greatest to least. But, I'd never guess that this one was 8 years post-vintage as it really had a nice sweet toasted oak and vanilla character on the nose, entry, and finish. I was drinking this with some pepper jack cheese and it's amazing how much pepper and spice seemed to come out of this wine. After eating some brie, it was much more subdued. A very rounded, full bodied wine and didn't even take a lot of coaxing to get it going so I think these are probably close to being right in the wheelhouse for a pop and pour. With proper cellaring, this one still has 10 years or so left in it. Enjoyed on our last night at the beach. — 16 days ago
It's time for a delicious Cabernet on this #FridayCabernetfix.
Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.
Strong nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cola, mocha, pencil lead, alcohol, peppercorn, leather and tobacco.
Full bodied, big, bold, rich and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, figs, cooked cherries, black licorice, cedar, vanilla, leather, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, peppercorn, pencil lead and dark coffee.
Long finish with round tannins, tangy cherries and spices.
This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from a great vintage in Napa. Rich, powerful and tasty.
Still young, but already very yummy, and will age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years. Will probably be a 96+ point wine in 5 years.
This 6 year old is good right out of the bottle, but better as it opens up. I let it open up for 90 minutes, but I'm sure another couple of hours would have been a better choice.
Thank you Kim and Barry for sharing this delicious wine with me.
Good by itself as a sipping wine. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
14.9% alcohol by volume.
$70.(current vintage) — 19 days ago