Central Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Familia Nueva

Liberté Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Color of different shades of purple, a bit cloudy. Nose of fresh cranberry, spices, strength of alcohol, soda powder, cherry jam, and some more burning sensation in the nasal cavity. Nose is beyond average. Taste follows the nose with addition of sweetness, really soft tannins, blackberry, a bit jasmine tea, and hint of vanilla. Aftertaste is medium, clean, mellow, and enjoyable. Except just a bit too sweet for me, this one is nice! Considering the price tag, she is awesome. — 19 hours ago

Vanessa, Dawn and 2 others liked this

Quest

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2018

A nice Austin Hope Cab/Cab Franc, though a little high in alcohol for me. Has lots of dark fruit with a lingering peppery finish. Really opens up after about an hour. — 5 days ago

Tom, Raul and 14 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Yum! Cheers!🍷

Long Shadows Vintners

Feather Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Always a favorite of mine with Pedestal. Nice and dark without being overdone. — 2 days ago

Tom, Severn and 25 others liked this

My Favorite Neighbor

Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Shay A
9.2

Last of my bottles. This has a profile that seems to allow for early drinking, and the tannin and acidity here don’t make me regret finishing these (though I’m sure this will be just fine for 5+yrs in this type of profile).

Between a 92-93 here. One of my bottles poured for a big Paso theme (2010 Epoch Block B, 2015 Torrin Akashi, 2012 Saxum JBV, and others), this was close to pop and pour. When I first had this two years ago, it had a reductive/smoked meat profile on the nose that has disappated. Aromatics show lots of black cherry, black raspberries, amaretto, baking spices and espresso. Quite perfumed. The palate is juicy and lush, with more high toned black fruits, cedar, a roasted character and a lip smacking jamminess on the finish. Unabashedly Paso.

As an aside, it’s crazy how these can be found around $50 now after Constellation bought this label out...I paid $75! Good value at $50, not so good at $75.
— 23 days ago

Jason, Eric and 39 others liked this
Scott Soren

Scott Soren

The ‘16 was amazing. ‘17 not as much

Echeverria

Propuesta Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

Medium ruby; medium intensity aromas of stone fruit, red plum, roasted red pepper, cedar; dry, medium plus acid, medium plus tannins that feel like peach skin, medium alcohol, medium body, medium intensity flavors consistent with aromas; very bright and fresh with new oak flavors, well crafted — 6 days ago

Romain, Mike and 3 others liked this

Daou Vineyards

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

I thought this was a bunch of hype to be quite honest. But to my surprise it was quite decent. Lots of ripe fruit but equally balanced with acidity and flow. Probably the best wine of the night. — 2 days ago

Ericsson, Eric and 23 others liked this
Sharon B

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One of my favorites!
Ericsson

Ericsson

You’ve got good taste @Sharon B 👌🏻

Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

Freakshow Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon

An old standard in our household. Velvety smooth, rich juicy berries. Glad we can purchase Freakshow even at Costco in TX and have a solid, boozy Cab at the ready. — 18 hours ago

Tim Schroeder
with Tim

Concha y Toro

Don Melchor Puente Alto Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Solid Chilean Cab. James Suckling rated this a 100 pt wine. Not sure it’s there but an enjoyable wine for sure. I will add…. This wine opened opened up beautifully. Raised my initial rating. — 9 hours ago

Eric, Severn and 1 other liked this

Smith & Hook

Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Leggy. Deep ruby color. Dark cherry, vanilla, currant, and maybe plum on the nose. Leads with lots of medium to dark fruit, then balances with medium tannin at the finish. Really lovely; and this wine is begging for a spicy meat. Note: The more air you give it, the deeper/more complex the fruit. Give it 45 minutes before your first pour. — 15 days ago

Daniel P., Sharon and 10 others liked this

Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Diamond Collection Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

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Okay. This is Francis Coppola Diamond Collection 2019 paso robles!!!!! Bingo. Lavendar and wildflowers on the bouquet. No tartness at all!!!!!!! As you know most affordable Cabs these days from Cali are drinking very tart. Not this one. Blackberry, black cherry, dark currant leads the tastebuds to a dark chocolate mocha and oaky beginning. This is followed by an immediate sensation of fresh blackberry pie with a very dry finish.  there is something else that I cant put my finger on. It has hints of dark soil and earthy graphite somewhere in there moving back-and-forth into the palate. I’m craving a drink of water right now but I’ll tell you this I’m having another drink first.  I suggest you get a bottle of this diamond collection and see what you think the complexity is very nice.  got it... cigars and English pipe tobacco !!!
— 22 days ago

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