This elegant Cab is as dark as motor oil in the glass, a misleading look for a very restrained, yet full-throated wine. Aromas are complex and gorgeous, with a soft, smoky character ushering in deep purple fruit, tobacco, oak, vanilla and graphite. The palate is as beautiful as it comes, with rich fruit, silky tannins and and loooooong finish. It smells so good I didn't want to drink it, and drinks so good I didn't want to stop. — 18 days ago
Excellent wine for $14 at my wine store. James Suckling rated 96. This wine sold out in 3 hours at my wine store. Can’t imagine a better wine at this price point or even higher — a day ago
It is time for my Friday's Cabernet fix. This week it's a tasty one from Washington State.
Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.
Nice nose of black currants, blackberries, blueberries, oak, light vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, tobacco leaf, vegetables, leather, dark chocolates, graphite, leather, earth, forest floor, green vegetables and black pepper.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, smoke, chocolates, mocha, earth, dark coffee and peppercorn.
Nice length on the finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.
This 4 year old Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley is drinking very nicely now. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Peaking now. Showing an earthy nose and a fruity palate.
Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, and I used the VSpin for around 15 minutes to do the job. Great gadget indeed!
I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.
A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah. Aged for 14 months in 51% new French and American Oak barrels.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$18. — 20 days ago
Don’t walk, run to buy at least a case of the 16 Napa Lot 2 Kalinda Cabernet. At $22 a bottle, it’s delicious at pop & pour (not to try & sound like @Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum) and I can’t wait to experience it’s rounded complexity in 5-7 to years.
I don’t know which Napa producers juice K&L Wine Merchants bottled or had make their 2016 but, it’s delicious. They’ve bottled a Kalinda Cabernet every year since 1984 and have not missed on any bottling that wasn’t worth two or three times + what I paid for it. The 16 is absolutely one of their best.
On the nose, ripe & slightly candied; kirsch cherries, blackberries, dark cherries, poached strawberries, some plum and hues of blueberries. Incense, bright vanillin, cinnamon, clove, smoke, dark, moist soil, limestone minerals and bright dark, red & blue florals.
The body is rich and leaning towards full. Tannins are dusty big. The length, tension, structure and balance are beautiful now and will evolve over the next ten years. Kirsch cherries, dark cherries, blackberries, blueberries, plum, strawberries, big vanillin cream, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, incense, dark spice with heat, licorice/cola, limestone minerals, crushed rocks, dark, rich moist soils, soft leather, wood shavings, cigar, bright, dark & red bright florals, waterfall acidity and a very, rich, long, elegant, well polished & balanced finish that lasts minutes. A steal @ $22. Don’t miss it.
Photos of, the K&L tasting bar in San Francisco, racks of wine in their SF store, Owner of K&L-Clyde Beffa and the marquee Napa sign all tourist stop to take a photo. — 5 days ago
Nice Cabernet appropriately priced at $41 . Nice cab flavors with very silky tannins . Washington produces some nice cabs. I prefer more pronounced tannins , so this wasn’t my favorite , but it was certainly a upper quality wine. — 5 days ago
Cherry,light oaky cigar box, grassy wild berries on the nose 2012 is a great vintage .low acidity and medium tannins, great grape juice...
In all seriousness it’s a very well rounded wine — 7 hours ago