Cabernet Franc

Tenuta San Guido

Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2012

Usually not a huge fan of Italian wines, but yeah, have been buying some Sassicaia over the years. As I put away some wines I stumble across this 2012 that should be ready to drink, so I bring it upstairs to decant it. Great nose and typical flavor profiles emerge. Nice acidity and a some background menthol flavors that remind me of some great Chateau Musar vintages. This is a vibrant wine with tannins still strong, but integrated; better on day 2.
Not one of my favorite wines, no surprise, but a solid well-made enjoyable Bordeaux blend
— a day ago

Cakebread Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 3% Petite Verdot, 1% Syrah, 1% Malbec & 2% Cabernet Franc, aged for 17 months in 48% new French oak, deep Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits, oak and sweet spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry, cherry and currants with tobacco and herb spice. Fine smooth tannins, approachable, long finish ending with fruit, oak, spice and herb mineral character. Nice! — 19 days ago

Juan, Tom and 1 other liked this

Beringer Vineyards

Private Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Wow, an impressive wine. Better the 2nd day when it opened up. Yummy. — 11 days ago

John, Joe and 1 other liked this

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

Deep and quite opaque , narrow ruby rim . Quite a lot of wood spice though with time in the glass there is a lot underneath that oak , dark cassis , ripe blackberry and a mineral undertone . Quite round and ripe on the palate , almost ‘new world’ in style compared to some of the preceding vintages , rounded but gritty tannin , balanced acidity . Generous and round, but with balanced alcohol , good length. Dark cassis , blackberry dark cherry notes. A strong oyster shell , saline component after a while in the glass . Needs time obviously , even though this is quite round and ripe. Intense with great potential. Better in 10-15 years will last well a further 10-15. — 10 days ago

Jan, Jeroen and 11 others liked this

Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Delectable Wine
9.5

The 2012 Opus One is a terrific choice for drinking now. Silky and beautifully perfumed, the 2012 is wonderfully open-knit in this tasting. The purity of the fruit is alluring, There's still a good bit of freshness, too. Naturally, the 2012 reflects the medium-bodied style that is typical of the year, but all the elements are very nicely balanced. Crushed red berry fruit, mint, rose petal, spice and blood orange linger. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2024)
— 9 days ago

Frank Family Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Nariz: mora, arandano, ciruela, cassis, vainilla, especies, algo de madera

Boca: Tanino M, Acidez M, Alcohol M/M+

— 15 days ago

Jae, Ted and 4 others liked this

Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 2017

Savory, peppery and wonderful with cacio e pepe. — 13 days ago

Austin, Tom and 8 others liked this

Justin Vineyards & Winery

Isosceles Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

2018 in 2024. Could use some more time in the cellar. — 7 days ago

Sharon liked this

Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2023

Massive wine. Seems to be built for the long haul. — a month ago

Jan, Freek and 3 others liked this

Austin Hope

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Really deep color. But if berry, but balanced. — 8 days ago

Ted, Sharon and 1 other liked this