Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon

Desparada

Sackcloth & Ashes Central Coast Red Blend 2013

This is their tete de cuvée and it shows! I am a big fan of Desperada and this falls right in line for me. There is a hair of residual sugar that is right at the line of where I like it - pushing all the bounds. Great job. — 2 days ago

Craig, Matt Trader, and 21 others liked this
Joe Lucca

Joe Lucca

That waxing salon in ‘The 40 year old virgin’ that Steve Carell went to seems gentle enough....

Robert Mondavi Winery

Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon Aged in Bourbon Barrels

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

Wildhorse Winery & Vineyards

Central Coast Cabernet Sauvginon 2013

D Horn
9.1

One of our favorites. Very full bodied. Pairs well with grilled steak and mild cheese appetizers. — 11 days ago

Heller Estate

Carmel Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

Alex Lallos
9.4

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

Paul, Eric and 4 others liked this

Smith & Hook

Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon

Great year full bodied jammy fruit long finish wonderful to sip and or have With food — 14 days ago

Jason, Shawn and 5 others liked this

Midnight Cellars

Nebula Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

AEL
8.9

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

Daou Vineyards

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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

Robert Mondavi Winery

Private Selection Monterey County Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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

Dick, Sharon and 15 others liked this

San Simeon

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Wow!!!! San Antonio Winery standard of perfection. See my previous rating. This is the 2013 san simeon cab and it is just as good as 2014. — 17 days ago

todd, Jonathan and 11 others liked this

Luli

Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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

Trixie, Phil and 3 others liked this