I opened this yesterday. I didn’t enjoy. But I left bottle open all night. Corked it this morning. So much softer and less tart. — 7 days ago
Delicious! Sweet, smooth, yum! Great with chocolate.
$23.61 — a day ago
Fabulous Malbec blend. Bold but not overpowering. Smooth to drink. — 2 hours ago
It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix . This week it's a fabulous one from
Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.
Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, vanilla, licorice, cedar, light earth, leather, coke, tobacco leaf, vinaigrette, chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, mocha and pencil lead.
Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cloves, cola, light vegetables, herbs, chocolates, earth and peppercorn.
Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This Napa Cabernet is very enjoyable. Good by itself or with food. A good sipping wine too. Fruit forward with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.
Needs a couple of hours to open up properly. Will be better in 5 to 10 years as more complexity will be introduced.
Delicious and yummy.
15.3% alcohol by volume.
$45. — 2 days ago
Probably the best Argentina cab I've had. Really enjoyed this one. I wish I had tried it sooner as it's worthy of buying a case but hard to find this vintage now. — 9 days ago
The nose reveals, fragrant/floral, blue & purple fruits. Black raspberries, baked boysenberries, olallieberries, dark cherries, blackberries, dark cherries, black plum & creamed, baked raspberries. Savory meats notes, sweet tar, the core of anise, limestone minerals, black tea, vanillin, clove, dark mocha powder, just a touch of caramel, used expresso grounds, just a whiff of mint, olive tapenade, dry clay. herbaceous notes with fresh, purple flowers & lavender.
The body is full, velvety with dusty tannins. Still plenty of life left here. With only about a half hour decant, it had nice flavors but, had a hollow mid palate and was short on finish. An hour later, it’s put on a lot of weight & filled in nicely.
Black raspberries, baked boysenberries, olallieberries, dark cherries, blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, creamed, baked raspberries with strawberries coming on late. Savory meat notes, sweet tar, the core of anise, dark spice with a little heat, limestone minerals, black tea, vanillin, clove, dark mocha powder, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, caramel, just a touch of caramel, used expresso grounds, mint, olive tapenade, dry clay, forest floor with leaves, dry stems, herbaceous notes, tree sap, fresh, dark red & purple flowers with lavender. The acidity is round and balances the shade of hot alcohol shows. The finish is, thick, weighty, lush, elegant with dry, dusty tannins that are persistent for several minutes.
Another 3 years of patience will be rewarded!
At around $40 for a stellar 2007 Napa/Sonoma vintage, this is a steal tonight.
Photos of; Lancaster Winery, cellar tasting room and hillside vineyard.
9.1 at the start. 9.3 after two hours in the decanter.
— 2 days ago
@Delectable Wine this wine was not in the database. A rather interesting Rosé... I will absolutely not disagree that point. On the first night, this one had some slightly unsettling characteristics. Was more on the Band-Aid side, and sort of a note similar to wet cardboard. I almost thought that this one was corked for a while. But the wine had some very delicate Floral and herbal characteristics on the palate. Nice sharp acidity with a rounded mouthfeel and texture. Finished with the same power and acidity, just not with much fruit and overwhelmingly elasticized. This one was recorked and enjoyed about 36 hours later. What a difference! Strawberry, pink rose, red cherry, herbs, bright acidity in the front and middle. Finished with bracing acidity and even fairly significant tannic grip. Almost seemed to have a dried almond somewhere in the middle. Hopefully this is going to be a new offering for Spoto in the upcoming years...just not sure of site and style, which will probably both change a bit to make this more approachable. Nice job, Stuart! — 6 days ago
Nicely done Malbec 60 / Cabernet 40 blend, elegant and smooth. A nicely structured wine, with great berry fruit. A little sweet for me, but well worth the price. — a day ago
Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.
Fruity nose with black currants, plums, vanilla, oak, spices, licorice, coffee, cloves, chocolates, earth, peppercorn, light vegetables and light vinaigrette.
Full bodied than bold with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with plums, red currants, raspberries, vegetables, vanilla, licorice, oak, wet leaves, bell pepper, bitter herbs, pencil lead, earth, leather, dark roast coffee and peppercorn.
Medium plus on the finish with big tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a very nice Cabernet Franc from Mendoza. Earthy and not fully balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Still showing big tannins and a grippy mouthfeel. Feels very much like a powerful right Bank Bordeaux.
A good food wine that will pair nicely with BBQ Meats.
This 8 year old still needs 2 hours to open up properly. Fruity right out of the bottle.
Would be better in a few years as it softens up.
100% Cabernet Franc Old Vine grapes were aged in French oak barrels for 18 months.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$50. — 19 days ago