Fantastic grenache from John Alban. Vanessa gives it a 9.8. I’m not quite as enthusiastic...but only to the extent of a 0.2 difference! This is an incredibly unctuous wine with layers of blackberry liquor, graphite, dark chocolate, and a hint of violet. Full bodied on the palate with a lingering finish. John makes a much more highly extracted version of grenache than the more elegant style of Manfred at SQN - my own palate for grenache tends more toward the SQN style - but there’s no denying that this is incredible and will only get better with a few more years in the cellar. — 2 days ago
F2 Wines TBO Cabernet Sauvignon Great Oaks Vineyard Los Olivos District 2016, California
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It's time to get my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice Cabernet from California.
Dark ruby in color with a brick/ reddish rim.
Interesting nose with overwhelming spices like thyme, eucalyptus, tarragon, cinnamon, light wood, licorice, earth, light vegetables, blue and black fruits, black pepper, light alcohol, pencil lead and mint. So interesting.
Full-bodied, bold and smooth, with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, strawberries, light oak, spices, earth, dark coffee, wet leaves, vegetables, vinaigrette, tobacco, dried herbs and peppercorn.
Medium finish with fine grained tannins and pomegranates.
This is a very unique wine from Los Olivos District in California. Showing unique flavors that I have not encountered in a California Cabernet, yet very interesting.
This Single Vineyard Cabernet is showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel, and really unique. I don't remember the last time I was stomped with a California Cabernet Sauvignon.
Good by itself or with food, and needs time to open up properly. I gave it 3 hours.
I paired it with cheeses, nuts and olives. Very tasty.
A blend of mainly Cabernet Sauvignon with some (less than 10%) Cabernet Franc. Aged for 30 months in 25% New French oak barrels.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$55. — 13 days ago
Really enjoyable, light body, leather, slightly gamey, plum, nice tannins plus acid, smoke and currant. — a month ago
Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner is a 4th generation winemaker from a family with farming and winemaking roots in the Napa Valley since 1906. Met Joe several times. Deep Ruby with red berry fruit aromas and sweet spice notes. The palate shows raspberry and jammy blackberry with sweet oak, cacao and espresso notes. Soft tannins and acidity, well balanced, with mineral tones on a long spicy finish. Nice! — 3 days ago
A win-win today. Stunning Merlot and fantastic first attempt at making sourdough from scratch. The Fenix presents with a plush mouthfeel. Deep dark hue. Dark cherries, boysenberries, and a hint of coffee on the palate. I let this one open up over a couple hours and was rewarded. Drinking wonderfully right now, and could improve with a couple more years in the bottle. Superb. — 3 days ago
Great Pinot. Very light and drinkable. — 6 days ago
Jeb 97-99 Parker/Lisa 93-95
It definitely has Krankl’s roots in it,
Thanks to @Stanley Barrios for leading me in the right direction 👍🏼
The 2017 Grenache Fingers Crossed is composed of 79% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 11% Syrah coming from Sine Qua Non’s Third Twin vineyard and Bien Nacido vineyard, employing 50% whole cluster. Due to be aged for 21 months in French oak, 35% new, it is to be bottled at the beginning of July. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored — a day ago
Drinking during The Covid 19 Lockdown... Thumbs way Up! — 6 days ago