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Beaulieu Vineyard

Private Reserve Georges de Latour Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

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Dark ruby in color, almost Inky, with a short brick rim. Not showing age at all.

Strong nose of of blackberries, cooked cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cola, coffee, Indian spices, peppercorn, tobacco and dark chocolates.

Full-bodied and bold with medium acidity.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, light herbs, peppercorn, pencil lead, dark coffee, dark chocolates, earth and licorice.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a gorgeous 15 year old Cabernet Sauvignon from the great 2007 vintage. Opulent, spicy and elegant. Rich and extracted.

Showing great complexity and a gorgeous mouthfeel. Well balanced and fruit forward.

Good right out of the bottle, but oh so much better after 3 hours of airtime. Please be patient, it is so worth it.

Has a teeth staining color, so not a good choice for a first date. You're welcome 😊

Still shows so much fruit, and
has 10 to 15 years in it. This is fantastic and delicious.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a beautiful piece of steak.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

$180.
— 2 days ago

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Incredible stuff - always liked their Tapestry blend as well
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Speratus

The Debate Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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Dark ruby, almost Inky in color, with a short reddish rim. Not showing age at all.

On the nose blackberries, cherry pie, figs, raisins, tobacco, cedar, vanilla, licorice, eucalyptus, spices, chocolates and coffee.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, cedar, tobacco, vanilla, raisins, dried fruits, chocolates, mocha, coke, earth, herbs and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This 12 year Napa Cabernet is delicious now. Showing good structure with nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Fruit forward, rich and extracted. In your face kind of wine, which I liked. Peaking now.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show the tannins.

Robert Parker 90 points.

Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.

Good by itself or with food. Will pair nicely with a big piece of steak.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$180.
— 9 days ago

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Force Majeure

Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Its the Walla Walla Estate Cabernet.Great nose on day 1 but tight, day 2 nose is gone but wow what a treat for the taste buds
Jeb 💯 review as follows,

Lots of blue fruits, cassis, violets, lead pencil, and tobacco notes emerge from the glass of the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley Estate, a magical, incredible Cabernet Sauvignon from the Rocks region of Walla Walla, as well as a perfect wine. It's deep purple/ruby-colored, full-bodied, deep, and opulent on the palate, with terrific elegance as well as a rich, complex earthiness that develops with time in the glass. However, it's not a classic Rocks wine, and the exotic funkiness is largely concealed behind classic Cabernet typicity. It reminds me of the 2009 Château Haut-Bailly with its rare mix of richness and power, and while it was brought up in almost all new French oak, you wouldn't know it by tasting it. Everything is perfectly balanced, it has silky tannins, a great mid-palate, and one heck of an impressive finish. It's a candidate for the wine of the vintage and should be snatched up by readers. Don't miss it.

-Jeb Dunnuck 100 Points
— 12 days ago

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Wow. Sounds killer.

Kukeri

Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious Cabernet from Napa Valley.

Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, dried fruits, toasted cedar, vanilla, licorice, light vegetables, sweet tobacco, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, mocha and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, cedar, earth, vanilla, spices, espresso, tobacco, herbs, peppercorn, pencil lead and dark chocolates.

Nice finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Although still very young, the nose is already wonderful.

Easy drinking and good right out of the bottle. Once it opens up (1 hour), earthy notes show up, and make it more interesting.

A good quality wine with good potential to become a 94+ point wine.

This young Cabernet Sauvignon will continue to age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years.

Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats.

A blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon grapes with some Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Aged for 30 months in French oak barrels (30% new). A small production of only 6 barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$79.
— 6 days ago

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Allora Vineyards

St. Helena Cabernet Franc 2015

Shay A
9.2

One of the bottles we brought back from our annual Napa trip in Sept of 2021. We try to visit 1-2 small/off the radar wineries during our visit, and this was a recommended stop by one of the wineries we were visiting. Off the beaten path outside of St Helena, behind Ehlers. Alycia Mondavi makes the wines for this very small family operation. All winemaking takes place at the family home on a beautiful secluded property. Luckily for me, they are known for their cab franc.

My score here is based on potential…this is probably closer to a 90-91 today. Compared to the 2012 I had a few months back where the main note was raspberry fig, this was a bit unyielding, even after a 3hr double decant and revisiting the next day. This is undeniably CabFranc in its fruit profile…lots of brambly red and black fruit like black cherries and dark plum with espresso and a hint of potpourri on the nose. The palate was a bit like a bull in a China shop as it was all over the place and quite gripping on the finish (unlike the 2012). Lots of dark, chalky notes with sweet pipe tobacco leaf wrapped berry fig. I’d leave this alone for 3-5yrs at least unless you can give it an extremely long decant.
— 8 days ago

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Silver Oak

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Blend of 79% Cab Sauv, 15% Merlot, 3% Cab Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, deep Ruby, concentrated aromas, ripe black fruit, cedar, subtle nutty spice & creamy chocolate. On the palate flavors of plum, blackcherry & dried blackberry, with oak, cacao and herb vanilla. Tannins are firm and persistent on a long elegant finish ending with fruit, cacao, vanilla & mineral tang. Drinks well now, a powerhouse, & will continue to develop over the next 15-20 years! Outstanding! Tasting Sample! — a day ago

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Whispering Dove

Oakville Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Deep dark plum in the glass. Basically impenetrable. A touch of bricking on the thin edges. On the nose, the fruit is barely clinging on but still present. Plums and blueberries are the dominant notes here. A heavy dose of toasted cedar and green bell peppers. There’s faint floral aromas of violets along with a shock of burnt tobacco.

This is about as Napa as Napa gets. I was quite worried about how this Cab would present but it’s still alive and kicking. The end may be nigh but not quite nigh enough. Pleasant acid and well integrated tannins. Big and rich as you would expect an Oakville Cab to be but still smooth after hours of decanting. Plenty of chocolate with a dash of vanilla. The fruit on the tongue is diminished and subtle but still showing pretty well. Cherry pie and blueberry cobbler. The finish is medium length with just a touch of soft spice. This was so much fun and a great experience. Definitely mature and knocking on the door of almost gone but still good, nonetheless.
— 4 days ago

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Liking the photo and review. You have meticulous notes. Cheers!🍷
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Chateau Potelle

VGS Mt Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

We’re snowed ❄️ in on a Friday night and decided to imbibe this generously gifted Chateau Potelle, VGS Vintage 2010, ABV 14.5%. It’s predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, alongside Merlot, from Mount Veeder in Napa Valley, California. 🍷 🇺🇸

Wow, aromas and flavors are exuberant, concentrated, rich, and span a spectrum of characteristics from candied plum, ripe black cherry, and crème de cassis to black olive and crushed violet, to nutmeg, cardamom, and clove, to leather, tobacco, smoke, meat, and earth.

Tannins and mouthfeel are supple and smooth. Acidity is present, lending balance.

This wine is bold and is drinking beautifully now, though it has potential for further aging.

Cheers!

#vgs #chateaupotelle #veeder #napa #napacabernet #winenot #bordeauxblend #winelover #tgif #winetime
— 5 days ago

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Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Blend of 94.6% Cab Sauv, 4% Merlot, 0.5% Petit Verdot, 0.4% Malbec & 0.5% Cab Franc aged for 24 mos in 50% new & 50% once-used American oak. Deep Ruby, aromas of black fruit, sweet cacao & complex spice. On the palate flavors of rich ripe juicy blackberry and cherry with oak, herb and vanilla notes. Nicely integrated firm, graceful fine tannins, long finish, displays primary fruits on ending, starting to develop some secondary aging, very nice. Excellent, Consistent quality, will age well! — a day ago

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Gaderian Wines

Henry Ranch Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Gaderian Wines Henry Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Napa Valley, California

It’s time for a delicious Cabernet for my
#FridayCabernetfix.

Deep purple in color with a wide purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, black plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, espresso, earth, light vegetables, chocolates, tobacco, licorice, herbs and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cherries, spices, tobacco leaf, licorice, chocolates, vanilla, cedar, earth, herbs, peppercorn and pencil lead.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries and red chili powder.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Still very young and needs a few years in the bottle to mature, but already very yummy.

Elegant and rich, with nice complexity and good structure. The high alcohol is not too noticeable.

Will age nicely in the next 10 years, and shows good potential to become a 94+ point wine.

Needs an hour to open up and bring the tannins to the game.
Gets earthier as it opens up.

A great wine to have all by itself, or with a nice piece of steak. I paired it with cheeses, meats and crackers.

Aged in (75% new) American oak barrels for 21 months. A tiny production of only four barrels.

15.2% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$68.
— 13 days ago

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Great glass!🍷
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