Great cab. Would absolutely buy again. Blackberry and black cherry. Cherry was brought out by the food but the bourbon barrels really finish it with mouth feel and vanilla. The nose is very different than the taste, with a lot of cassis. — 4 days ago
One of our favorites. Very full bodied. Pairs well with grilled steak and mild cheese appetizers. — 11 days ago
1995 vintage. Tastes like 90s st emilion even though 100% cab. 1995 out of 6.0l. Freaking magical mountain fruit. Less grip than Howell mountain but more tarry fruit. Red cherry, cedar and tobacco. This has aged so well. Typical carmel valley from the 'right side of the mountain' loads of fruit still. So pretty it is insane and downright unbelievable — 2 days ago
Outstanding cab for the price ($20). Deep plum and dark fruit on the nose, with an underlying sweetness and wet earth. Viscous and balanced on the palate, with a welcome touch of acidity. Alcohol high at 15.6%, but that's a quibble. Great small production recommendation from The Main Course in Canton, MA. — 9 days ago
Phenomenal young Cabernet, already completely enjoyable with tons of Vanilla and pleasant, well rounded experience. The prognosis for well cellared future is mouth watering! — 7 days ago
To quench my Friday's Cabernet fix craving, I opened an interesting California Cabernet.
Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.
Fruity nose of blackberries, black plums, sweet cherries, dried figs, tobacco, spices, chocolates, toasted oak, coffee, vanilla, licorice, cloves, spices and black pepper.
Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, bourbon, licorice, chocolates, brown sugar, tobacco, spices, mocha, coffee, cola and peppercorn.
Nice length on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a nice surprise. This Californian Cabernet is drinking nicely now with nice complexity and balance. Fruity and spicy with a nice mouthfeel.
This is another teeth staining red wine. Good right out of the bottle, and did not change much in the decanter, other than the bourbon taste goes away with time, and it gets smoother.
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.
Aged for 3 months in Bourbon Whiskey oak barrels.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$14. — 15 days ago
This wine’s nose offers up more of that wonderful grassy aroma than I usually find in California SauvBlancs. There’s a touch of orange peel and lemon zest in there, too. The mouthfeel is medium full and graced with a zippy acidity. There is a rich minerality here, as expected, with tropical fruit flavors trying their best to overshadow the stark rocks. The rocks win. Lay out an olive and cheese plate if you don't have any shellfish lying about. — 18 days ago