Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.
Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet plums, blueberries, violets, black currants, cedar, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, alcohol, peppercorn and coffee.
Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, light vegetables, mocha, peppercorn, leather and earth.
Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is another great Napa Cabernet. Well balanced and a little subdued, yet still showing Napa Cabernet characteristics. Not too extracted, which is nice to see.
This is from a great vintage, but still needs a few more years to become its own, although delicious now. A good sipping to share with friends.
Teeth staining color, so not a good choice for a first date.
Good by itself or with food. Good right out of the bottle, but definitely better after a couple of hours of airtime.
Thank you Barry for sharing.
This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was aged in 85% New French oak barrels for 22 months.
14.2% alcohol by volume.
$100. — 6 days ago
I rather enjoy this. Compared to some of the shiite of #bordeauxblend that I’ve been tasting from #australia lately. Calentito as we say in Spain which means you can feel the alcohol like a dragon in your lungs. #ravenswood #merlot #malbec #cabernetsauvignon (how annoying is the misspelled hashtag in @Delectable Wine of #cabernetsaugvinon) it’s the worst! And a pinch of #petitverdot #ravenswood — 18 hours ago
Mostly red fruits on the nose: cranberry, red cherry, with white pepper, licorice and a bit of cedar and soil. Medium ruby in color. Dry, medium + acidity, high alcohol, full bodied, palate of red to black fruit: blackberries emerge with vanilla bean. Medium tannins. Alcohol is a bit hot, but finish is long... albeit a little jammy for my taste. This is a very good wine that will get somewhat better over a couple of years.
93 points — 13 days ago