Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon

Austin Hope Winery

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

After Austin Hope’s 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles received a blowout score, I knew it was just a matter of time before I tasted it. I think I likened their 2014 Treana (75% Cab, 25% Syrah) to Margot Robbie baking blackberry pie in your kitchen, so expectations were high. Needs about 45 minutes. Blackberry, balsamic, smoked mesquite, and a noticeable dollop of vanilla and allspice, with an herbaceous edge that lacks the savoriness that would have taken this from good to great. There will be no debate that its style is that of a new world, hedonistic fruit bomb. There should be some debate over whether or not they should include Syrah with their Cab... I still prefer their Treana, but there will certainly be others who prefer their straight Cabernet Sauvignon. — 4 days ago

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Kim Stanbro

Kim Stanbro

Good review. What a shame Margot Robbie isn't on delectable (maybe she is?)

Robert Mondavi Winery

Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon Aged in Bourbon Barrels 2015

For $10 at Costco, I was just expecting a typical potable RM California wine. Instead, this wine was soooo much better than expected! The use of Bourbon barrels imparted so many beautiful flavors to this wine... vanilla especially. It’s rich and supple and complex ... a bit heavy but lovely with roasted meats... I really enjoyed it! I’m running over ASAP to get a case! — 4 days ago

Gelfand Vineyards

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

Drinking the2013 in 2018. Deep dark color with excellent clarity. Thick long lasting legs. Rich oaky bouquet with strong notes of blackberry and cassis. Jammy flavor rich with berry and deep dark fruit. Very low tannins. Wonderful wine! — 4 days ago

Viña William Fèvre

Espino Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Cheers to my first grand baby and to her mommy and daddy for making such a beautiful daughter! ❤️ this is a very intense wine. The flavor tends to linger long after it goes down, slightly tannic. Floral, dark cherry and raspberry notes on the tongue with oakiness on the nose. — 3 days ago

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Isaac Pirolo

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@Sharon B Congrats! 🍾🥂 Cheers!
David T

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Cutie. Wow.
Sharon B

Sharon B

Thank you!! ❤️

Carson Ridge

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Color of shades of purple, quite clear. Nose of cherry and plum, tobacco leaves, some strawberry ice creams, and some leafy notes. Taste is some sweetness with good amount of tannins, some nice oaks, some leafy notes, and some jammy note. Aftertaste is a bit short with a touch of sulfate note. Overall she is a bit off balanced in taste with too much residual sweetness, but has very good nose. — 5 days ago

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Chop Shop

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

🎶this wine is a real crowd pleaser🎶 EVERYTHING I’VE EVER WANTED IN A CAB!!! This is perfect. Full bodied, juicy, rich!!! Just gimme some meat (read: steak) to pair it with. A smidge of pepper. Paired perfectly with my jalapeño cheddar cheese. Complex aromas of dark fruit and orange peel precede juicy, plush flavors of cherry and strawberry, all balanced by hints of cocoa and herbs. GIMME MORE! #badandboozypod #winehoes #reviews — a day ago

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Booker Vineyard

My Favorite Neighbor Syrah Blend

So nice! Violets and chocolate. Silky plum and anise. Lush and incredible. Enjoying Al Green on the turntable@Anthony Lombardi — 3 hours ago

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John Blackmon

John Blackmon

5 bottles of wine and Al Green? Lucky @Chad Anderson!
Anthony Lombardi

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The Reverend would approve!

Daou Vineyards

Reserve Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

It's got that thing that I hate. Will do my best to give it time.

Well, I can't buckle under the pressure of pros and prior reviewers. This sucks. I don't like their base cab nor this reserve. I'm not sure what I'm missing. But no.....

89 points
— 4 hours ago

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Jonata Winery

Todos Santa Ynez Valley Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

This bottle rode out to California with me a few years back and then flew back with me on Friday. The 2006 Todos from Jonata is a blend of 39% Syrah, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Sangiovese, and the rest Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and Viognier. It’s an ideal match for Texas BBQ with its rich fruit, but bone dry finish, and a mix of herbs and spices in between. — 13 days ago

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I am going to say it again - I don’t understand wine and bbq
Kirk Feyereisen

Kirk Feyereisen

@TheSkip LOL @Isaac Pirolo yet another great photo puts mine to shame - had the ‘12 Todos last night - 2x the syrah in that one. Nice note!
Isaac Pirolo

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@TheSkip In some respects, I understand where you’re coming from, and this was probably just such the perfect wine for it that I had to mention. Also Texas BBQ has less sweetness to it, probably making it a little easier to pair than some of the more Deep South styles. And thanks @Kirk Feyereisen it’s all in the lights.


Sackcloth & Ashes Central Coast Red Blend 2015

Amazing. Great structure all the way through, tons of dark fruit. Balanced tannins on this big wine, and got more beautiful the longer it was open. Definitely let this one open up. — 8 days ago