Decanted 7 hours and then poured back into the bottle before service, 4 hours later. No formal notes. The 2019 “Caravina” is showing classic notes of black currants, tobacco, and baking spices with a gentle touch of vanilla. The finish is dry with significant structure. Already lovely with extended exposure to air, I’m looking forward to following the evolution of this wine for the next 10-15+ years. This remains one of Napa’s best values. — 17 days ago
Dark ruby in color with a brick rim.
Beautiful nose of blueberries, blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, mint, espresso, earth, spices, black pepper, light vegetables, eucalyptus and pencil lead.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate with blueberries, black plums, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, spices, tobacco leaf, chocolates, coffee, green olives, peppercorn, earth, black tea, light vegetables and herbs.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This 13 year old Cabernet Sauvignon is drinking very nicely now, although still young.
Gentle, elegant and tasty. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Nicely balanced with lots of fruits.
Tastes very much like a good quality left bank Bordeaux. Loved the nose here.
Will continue age nicely in the next 15 years. Would be nice to revisit it again in 5 years, as I see it becoming even better.
This Single Vineyard is a delicious wine that needs time to open up properly. I gave it 4 hours in the decanter.
Robert Parker 96 points.
Thank you Sonny for sharing this with me.
Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good with food. Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats. I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
15.5% alcohol by volume.
$600 (current vintage). — 8 days ago
Tried this as I happened to walk past a wine bar “Local & Vine” in NYC and met wine reps. Deep Ruby with aromas of red fruits, cedar and big floral and violet notes, aged in French oak. On the palate flavors of blackberry and ripe black cherry with notes of cacao, vanilla and pronounced dried floral herbs. Fine rich tannins, long finish ending with fruit, cacao, spice and floral notes. Nice but a bit too floral right now, needs more time in the bottle. — 4 days ago
A pre-Mothers day meal that included an experiment of smoked fish and this was one of the two bottles we decided to pair. While it may not have matched the rub spices exactly, this bottle rarely (if ever) is a poor choice. A classic that we will keep having in the future. — 18 days ago
Darioush - Darius II- cabernet sauvignon 2018. Although it is way over priced, its not a bad cab. This is about 200 dollars over priced at 350 a bottle offered to only a few in the wine club. I am very happy to be able to share this with you all. The color is as opaque as they come. The bouquet is mostly blackberry pie fresh out of the oven. The initial palate is crisp black raspberry, blackberry, and fig. The sudden sharpness overwhelms the mid palate and bleeds into the finish. There is some graphite and oak present in the back ground. The finish is a wee bit sharp, almost sour, and very dry!!! However, I must have another sip. It is very addictive… this gives new meaning to sharp wine tannins. It has a very thick feel in the mouth. I would not buy it again, but boy is it fun to drink! — 7 hours ago
A beautiful true garnet in color with some definite bricking. The nose initially fills the senses with tart dark cherry and cassis, barn yard funk, smoked meat and green veggie followed by secondary notes of pepper, worn leather and chocolate cherry. A bomb of cherry fruit hits the palate. WOW! Smooth, luscious and elegant. Tannins are well blended and notes of spice wet earth, plum, pencil lead and dark coffee bean complete it’s long dry finish. Look forward to seeing how it holds up over the next few hours with more secondary coming out. — 4 days ago
Luscious dark fruit with integrated tannic structure and a vanilla finish. A classic Napa Cabernet! — 11 days ago
Ten years aging in my cellar at 52 degrees. Stags’ Leap 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Decanting for one hour. This was recommended by the winery when I purchased it. Today is the day. Its now 10 years old. It is absolutely stunning! The cork was perfectly preserved with a minimal saturation level. The bouquet is a beautiful African violet and black licorice explosion in the nose. The initial palate delivers a robust dark berry and dark currant fruit. The mid pallet slides in with a velvety and Earthy quality. Lots of silk and butter. Then comes the rich mineral infused soil and Graphite￼ middle. There is a bit of chocolate in the pallet. The finish is so smooth you might never stop sliding until you pull yourself another glass. The tannins ￼are so soft and supple. ￼￼it is moderately dry leaving you thirsty for more. Perfect Cab! — a day ago
Dinner Chez Nous is hard to beat (in my humble opinion 😂😂).
Tonight we’re going with a classic: filet mignon and Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s no wonder this pair works so well.
The wine is dry and offers velveteen tannins, high alcohol, medium acidity, and concentrated black fruit to counterbalance.
This wine is deep ruby and offers blackberry, black cherry, plum, also violet, black olive, cedar, vanilla, nutmeg, clove, and tobacco notes.
Cheers to delicious food and wine complements!! — 25 days ago
Vintage after vintage… I love this wine… crisp, low ABV, always acid-driven… wonderful floral notes… but real acid grip to drive the weight on the palate snd the amazing long tart peachy finish. This wine works so well with all types of Mediterranean cuisine… tonight with simple Greek lemon chicken and Beets with heaps of garlic driven Skordalia. Opa! — a day ago