Deep crimson with a purple accents and a wide brim. Cocoa, blackberries, and menthol on the nose. Love it or hate it, we all know what California Zinfandel has been for a while now. This is far more rustic and lighter than a lot of other Zins out there right now. Definitely not overripe and highly extracted. Silky smooth texture, wonderful balance, and it resists the urge to develop into a fruit bomb. Plenty of earth and blue fruits on the palate to go along with cedar, smoke, and floral notes. Medium to long finish with spice. — 3 days ago
Have been revisiting several 2011 vintage wines recently and the lineup from Harris Estate (TRB) was spectacular. Lush, intact fruit, seamless finish and no green notes. Patience is definitely rewarded with these wines and this vintage in particular....AND they have lower alcohol due to the cooler year. All wins on this wine! — 7 days ago
2009 is just starting to sing... — 4 days ago
Time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delightful and unique Napa Cabernet.
Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim and medium plus intensity.
Fruity nose with cherries, black plums, sweet strawberries, licorice, light vanilla, oak, spices, light vegetables, pencil lead and black pepper.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with sweet raspberries, cherries, oak, light vanilla, spices, vegetables, earth, leather, tobacco leaf, graphites, herbs and peppercorn.
Long finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very nice Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Not a typical Napa Cabernet, and very enjoyable. Balanced with mild complexity.
Easy to drink, soft and smooth with mostly red fruits. Not as fruit forward, in your face, kind of red wine, as I expected from a Napa Cabernet, but rather a soft red wine with lots of elegance. Feels like a graceful right bank Bordeaux.
Needs 90 minutes to open up properly and remove some of the acidity.
Would age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years and bring in some more complexity. I would want to try this in two to three years to see how it evolves, as I see it might be a little young right now.
I paired it with cheeses and crackers.
A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon,
6% Merlot, and 4% Cab Franc. Aged for 22 Months in 100% French Oak
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$75. — 19 days ago