Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Cadence

Tapteil Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Just flat out AWESOME!!! It was rich without being heavy. Sorta like when I binge on a can of Pringles I had to make myself stop drinking this wine. Reminds me of the quality you get when you break into the $100 club of most Napa Valley Cabs.
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— 6 days ago

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Caldwell

Right Bank Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Shay A
9.2

Monthly WTF wine night with a theme of “something to impress”. As always, wines were tasted blind.

This was super unique...and I loved the stubby bottle! Another wine tough to call blind as this is a big blend of quite a few grapes. I guessed it was a field blend dominant of zin and Mourvèdre. This was spice driven aromatically (black pepper, rhubarb tart) but more rich on the palate (baked plum, sandalwood). Very lifted and balanced. Thanks,
@Ryan G .
— 7 days ago

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L'Aventure

Estate Cuvée Paso Robles Syrah Blend 2007

David T
9.3

The 07 Estate Cuvée is a blend of; 49% Syrah, 37% Cabernet and 14% Petit Verdot.

The nose reveals, bright, ripe, ruby fruits of; mulberries, boysenberries, olallieberries, black plum, plum, blackberries and black cherries. Some black pepper, melted dark chocolate, mocha powder, vanilla, dark, rich soil, limestone minerals, dry sage, bay leaf, understated dark spice, dry crushed rocks, burnt ambers, incense, underbrush, soft leather & woody notes with loads of fresh, fragrant violets and lavender.

The body is; full, ruby, lush and voluptuous. The tannins are powdery dry with some meaty, stickiness. The structure and tension are still quite big. The length and balance are in the first phase of their good groove. It has another 6-8 years of very good drinking going forward. Dark currants-cassis, bright, ripe, ruby, jammy fruits of; mulberries, boysenberries, olallieberries, black plum, plum, blackberries, creamy black raspberries and black cherries. Warm blueberry pie, more black pepper on the palate then the nose, melted dark chocolate, mocha powder, vanilla, some clove, cinnamon stick, black licorice, sweet tarriness, dark, rich soil, moist clay, limestone minerals, dry sage, bay leaf, dark spice with some uplifting palate heat, dry crushed rocks, burnt ambers, incense, savory meats, underbrush, suede style leather, cedar with loads of fresh, fragrant violets and lavender. The acidity is round and beautiful. The long, rich, ruby, well balanced, voluptuous, nicely polished finish is delicious and persists on and on.

This is a wine where Southern Rhône meets Bordeaux.

Photos of; L’Aventure, Stephan Asseo-Owner and Winemaker, their beautiful cave and rolling hillside vineyard.
— 10 days ago

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Château Musar

Bekaa Valley Red Blend 2008

Nice wine. Although "young" compared to the others I've had which are in the 80's and 90's, this wine is a really nice change of pace. Nose still has the brambly, fruit and tobacco and almost 'foresty' notes that the older ones have a bit more of (and, to me, have QUITE a bit more of). Yet, on the palate this is a combination of sweet and tart fruit. Plum, hint of raisin, tobacco, hint of herb with nice bracing acidity on the finish. I think this wine would go very nicely with a myriad of foods, without trying to compete or outdo those foods. Seems IMO to be more in balance than the ones with 10-20 more years. — 3 days ago

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Funny... I JUST had this for the first time this weekend... lots of green olives on the nose and palate I thought.. I was pleasantly surprised by this!
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Alexander Valley Vineyards

Cyrus Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2007

Vegetal and medicinal with rose petals, lavender, dill, leather, clove, sweet pipe tobacco, menthol, and Christmas spices. This has aged nicely. — 4 days ago

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Quilceda Creek

CVR Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

Shay A
9.3

Monthly WTF wine night with a theme of “something to impress”. As always, wines were tasted blind.

I could have sworn there was American oak on this...the finish had so much of those traditional flavors (mainly coconut). This was dark as night in the glass and powerful. Spanning the entire fruit spectrum of red, blue and black on both the nose and palate. Everything was ripe/fresh squeezed. Dark chocolate, dates, and nutmeg accompany the fruit. Drinking great right now. I called this Ridge Cabernet. Thanks,
@Benjamin Keator .
— 7 days ago

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Bond

St. Eden Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

Broke into this the other night. This was a second bottle following an Opus that had been decanting prior to this bottle. The pop and sip found it very tight. Initial aroma was like warm blackberry pie. Initial taste was heavily tilted to just fruit with a touch of currants. Fast forward to about an hour. Quick sip to see how it was coming along. Cedar and chocolate started to show up now. Nose has a little less berry and touches of earth as well. After another 45 minutes finally had the first glass. Still opening up but complexity started to shine. But the second glass really started to shine showing all of it nuances. Cedar, licorice, tobacco, graphite and spices. The two plus hours of decanting was well worth the wait. The tannins were close to perfect for me. This was a rare treat to which I owe thanks to my host for opening. — 8 days ago

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Grand Napa Vineyards

Master Red Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Dark ruby in color with a cloudy reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blackberries, blueberries, cedar, vanilla, chocolates, spices, tobacco leaf, earth, herbs, alcohol, licorice, dust and black pepper.

Full bodied, elegant and smooth, with medium acidity and fat legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, blueberries, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, spices, peppercorn and dark coffee.

Spicy long finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Bordeaux blend from Napa Valley. Still young, but already very tasty. I would like to see how this evolves in 5 years.

Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel. Elegant, smooth and rich.

Good by itself or with food.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up properly (1 hour).

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

A blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Zinfandel.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$85.
— 9 days ago

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2003

Wine Spectator’s wine of the year for 2005. A lovely bold wine to open on Father’s Day thanks to my husband in his great care of aging the wine in our cellar. A dark red blueberry floral and cassis on the nose. Bursts of black cherry plum on initial taste and lingers with cedar coffee and some chocolate. Long finish with complex layers. Can’t wait to see how it opens up. Happy Father’s day to my wonderful husband! — 2 days ago

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Harlan Estate

Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend 1999

Decanted 4 hrs. As expected an appealing and powerful nose of red and black fruit, cedar and vanilla. In the mouth big extraction , not heavy but somewhat disjointed with minimal heat. I found the finish lacking the length that I would expect from a wine with this pedigree. — a day ago

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@Ira Schwartz also find Harlan and Bond to consistently lack in the finish considering the cost and pedigree.