Well, after 3 months of keto and having lost a grand total of 54 pounds I’m finally back to drinking wine 🔥 My wife suggested we celebrate by drinking Aaron Pott’s single vineyard Cabernet from the Kicu Ma vineyard in Spring Mountain. Fantastic pick, Babe (@Krystal Vento)
Upon visual analysis the color is deep and rich in its youthfulness. On the nose a lovely perfume of dried potpourri, lavender, plum, clove, graphite, and sweet vanilla. The palate...the palate absolutely blew me away. Incredibly suave and velvety with arguably one of the most plush yet lively mouthfeels I’ve experienced in years. Stewed blueberries, blackberries, and plums with muddled spices. I also detect the inorganic trappings of graphite, along with moist wood shavings. This is truly a sensuous and extravagant wine that is Spring Mountain on full display in all its glory. — a day ago
It's definitely time for some good Cabernet on this #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice one from Napa Valley.
Dark ruby in color with a short reddish/ brick rim.
Fruity nose with blueberries, blackberries, licorice, wood, light vanilla, tobacco, spices, light earth, pencil lead, chocolates, coffee, black pepper and herbs.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, light cedar, vegetables, pencil lead, light vanilla, tobacco, herbs, licorice, earth, peppercorn, espresso, chocolates and spices.
Medium on the finish with fine grained tannins and chili pepper.
This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Elegant and smooth with a nice mouthfeel. Showing nice complexity at this point.
Needs an hour of airtime to open up properly, and bring out the complexity. This 9 year old is not from a good vintage, but it is drinking very nicely now.
A gentler version of the big Napa Cabernets. Subdued with lots of earth notes, at this point. I really enjoyed smelling on it for a long time.
A nice wine to pair with food or to have all by itself. I paired it with a Pepperoni pizza, but it was really nice with the brie cheese too.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$95. — 13 days ago
Deep ruby. Nose and medium-full palate of boysenberry, vanilla cassis, and dark rose. Fruit forward, but darker fruit and definitely not a “fruit bomb.” Medium minus acidity. Medium minus tannins. Classic Chilean style Cab with good fruit, but still enough earthy and herby characteristics to make for a nice all-around red. Great with grilled meats or hard cheeses. Drink now through 2027. — 5 days ago
It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice one from Napa Valley.
Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.
Fruity nose of blackberries, cooked cherries, black plums, vanilla, light cedar, chocolates, coffee, mocha, cola, light alcohol, tobacco, spices, pencil lead and peppercorn.
Full-bodied, bold and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black cherries, blueberries, wood, vanilla, spices, espresso, dark chocolates, cola, peppercorn, tobacco leaf and light graphite.
Medium plus in finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.
This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Well balanced with nice complexity and mouthfeel. Easy drinking and good all by itself.
Good right out of the bottle and better once it opens up. Needs a couple of hours to peak. Would continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.
This 6 year old is gentle and elegant, yet muscular.
I paired it with a cheese plate and fresh berries.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$65. — 6 days ago
Happy National Wine Day!
This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley.
Showing black fruits with cedar, vanilla, cola, licorice, tobacco, chocolates, mocha, light vegetables, light earth and coffee.
Full-bodied, bold and big. Rich and extracted with medium plus acidity.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
Still very young and extremely fruit forward. Needs 5 to 10 years of bottle time to relax, but already drinking very nicely. Very chocolatey with lots of coffee notes.
Needs 3 hours to open up properly and show the complexity. Really comes home after 4 hours of airtime, with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.
A great wine to sip on, and would be great with a nice piece of steak too.
Aged for 2 years in French oak barrels, 60% New.
14.6% alcohol by volume.
93 points. — 10 days ago
Finally the cab I’ve been waiting on!!!!!! Darioush 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Holy Cow! You don’t even have to decant this one. Big bold blackberry and sweet rhubarb and dark ripe currants followed by the sexiest well rounded midpalate I’ve ever known. Lots of dark chocolate and toffee. This is followed by oak and pecan with an explosion of cigar box. There is a wonderful slick finish, but not too buttery. It drys out the palate in seconds. There is a hint of black pepper in the aftertaste and absolutely no sour anything!￼ cheers !!! I need to share this with someone...￼ — 9 days ago
A blend of 78% Cab Sauv, 12% Petit Verdot & 10% Merlot. Deep Ruby with complex dark berry nose, aged for 20 months on French oak (50% new). On the palate blackberry and cherry with notes of licorice and cedar spice. Vivid acidity, fine tannins, well balanced, long finish ending with mineral and smoky cedar character. Very nice! — 2 days ago
Every so often you encounter a wine from a familiar grape or from a familiar AVA that defies categorization. This is one of those wines. ￼Mint, allspice, cinnamon, and wild blackberries on the nose—with just a hint of upland pine forests. The blackberry fruit I taste on the front of the tongue immediately transitions into a conveyor belt of sensations. Its medium-bodied tannic structure delivers high notes of vanilla and low notes of dark chocolate, and it finishes with the softness of milk chocolate—which would potentially be cloying, except it’s offset by some herbal high notes (maybe cumin?). This is a fabulously sophisticated wine. The mouthfeel reminds me of a Médoc from a good vintage year, but it’s sensorium is like no other Cab I’ve had. Really really lovely and unique! I was a fool not to buy a case of this
— 9 days ago
Right off the pop of the cork, Tuck Beckstoffer’s entry-level “1975” California Cabernet acts as a simple-yet profound introduction to a whole series of extremely highly-regarded wines from one of the most legendary names in all of California. The nose provides a lush and surprisingly broad array of flavors from stewed cherry to a Smokey- bit of charred oak- and its caliber is defined by how those aromas find their way to melt together- even as young as it be. As it breathes and evolves the structure softens and the tannins begin to more gently explain as well as reveal the flavors that are, sip-by-sip, emerging on the palate. Medium-bodied but with plenty of structure to spare, the (just unbelievably) inexpensive 2018 Beckstoffer “1975” Cabernet is one to try. Then buy, by the case. — 9 days ago
Fruit bomb - baskets of ripe and jammy blackberry, raspberry, black currant- also oak, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla bean, dried coconut, cola, with delicate sage and mint notes. All of that, coupled with soft tannins on the palate, make this a pop-and-pour kind of Cab from Paso Robles. Vintage 2018. ABV 15%.
#austinhopewines #austinhopewinery #pasorobles #pasorobleswinecountry #newworldcabernet #cabernetsauvignon #hope — 6 days ago