Central Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Daou Vineyards

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

2nd bottle update. Significant improvement!! Still on the fruit forward side but richer, not grapey, with tobacco and some menthol on the finish. I think it’s a bit below prior vintages but an enjoyable quaff. Think I had a bad bottle. Disappointing but it happens. — 8 days ago

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Gran Reserva Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2014

Medium purple color, with great legs. Nose not very complex with mostly dark fruit and a whiff of vanilla. The palate gets more interesting with a full body and med+ tannins. Notes of stewed cherries, plum, mocha, green pepper. Finish lingers nicely. For sub-20$, good QPR but not a regular in the rotation. — 13 days ago

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@Jeff Savigny Interesting to See Cabernet Shiraz Blend outside of Australia.

Austin Hope Winery

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Beautiful red. She opened up slowly and then beckoned with her fragrance, deep, dark color tones and assertive character. She needs time...5 years; maybe 10 to come into her own. She answers to “The masses of men...” H.D. Thoreau. This is a wine to dance with, and maybe go home with. — 19 days ago

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House of Morandé Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2010

Dark ruby in color with a short brick rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, black currants, sweet plums, sweet cherries, vanilla, light wood, spices, dirt, vinaigrette, chocolates, coffee, alcohol, graphite and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blueberries, cherries, sweet strawberries, earth, vanilla, light oak, coffee, pencil lead, river rocks, spices and peppercorn.

Nice length on the finish with tangy cranberries and very soft tannins.

This great 8 year old Bordeaux Blend from Chile is still drinking nicely. Showing nice complexity with a soft and smooth mouthfeel and a tangy ending that makes it interesting.

Was probably better a couple of years ago, but now it is more interesting. Good by itself or with food.

Needs an hour in the decanter to open up properly and remove some of the acidity.

A blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Carignan, 5% Syrah and 3% Carmenere. Aged for 18 months in French Oak barrels.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

14% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 12 days ago

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Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

Freakshow Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon

Very smooth and fruity dry finish.
This was a recommendation from a local Italian restaurant owner. I fell it is smooth, has a bit of a blackberry finish and is smooth in the pallet.
Enjoyed with some super and some cheese. Would love to try with some chocolate!!
— 2 hours ago

Rasmussen Vineyards & Winery

Bang Caberent Sauvignon 2015

I’ve extolled on Rasmussen before, but they truly are one of my favorite producers in Paso. Incredible varietal expression with this Cab - not your traditional Cali oak bomb. Great wine from great people (and at a great price). Looking forward to more! — 9 hours ago

J. Lohr

Hilltop Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

A good cab at the $30 price point. Pnp great for burgers and hot dogs. — 5 days ago

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Robert Mondavi Winery

Private Selection Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

I’m in love ❤️ with this bottle! Excellent hints of raspberries and jasmine. Wonderfully full of flavor, like blackberry and ripe plums! So smooth! Thanks Elizabeth for sharing your vintage cellar 💚 — 4 days ago

Galante Vineyards

Red Rose Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

A luscious Bordeaux style cab. I drank this with a friend who grew up in Europe and was a school trained chef. He was blown away with this 1995 vintage, proclaiming it the best California cab he had ever had, reminding him of high end, aged Bordeauxs. The nose is intoxicating and the taste is amazing, smooth and complex. The early 90’s Red Rose Hill cabs are some of the best wine I’ve ever tasted. — 5 days ago

Robert Mondavi Winery

Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon Aged in Bourbon Barrels 2016

You will smell the sweet cherry bourbon instantly. Excellent surprise. Smooth cherry NyQuil upfront but ends with a welcomed harshness from alcohol. Must be the bourbon barrels. Really changes the experience. Sometimes you need a red wine with a kick, bite, and punch. — 6 days ago