Fable Mountain Vineyards

Ladera

Reserve Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

My #FridayCabernetfix

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.

93 points.

$100.
— 6 days ago

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Good offering from them and still a relative value for a Howell Mtn. wine.
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I agree David

Paloma

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I love the rich Syrah fruit, just a tad too much oak for me, but awfully fine mountain Syrah, holding nicely!! — 14 hours ago

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Estate Vineyard Syrah 2014

Teeth staining, black fruited goodness. Fantastic Syrah perfectly suited for burger night. 1-1.5 hour decant recommended. — 7 days ago

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Looking good, @Brandon Thurber!!!
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Thanks, @Ron R! Hard to have a bad day with wine like this!

Ravenswood Winery

Pickberry Single Vineyard Sonoma Mountain Red Merlot Blend 2013

MICHAEL COOPER
9.1

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

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DeLille Cellars

Four Flags Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Eric S
9.2

Nice medium body. Killer nose and minerality. Drink now but give it 30 minutes in the glass first. More French In style. — a day ago

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Amici Cellars

Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Paul K
9.6

😳 we’re comparing this and the Spring Mtn cab tonight. Can definitely see the similarities in the fruit, but this is more complex, balanced, and refined for sure. — 6 days ago

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The Walls Vineyards

Curiositas Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Not quite sure what Jeb was thinking when he gave this a 97. It's good but not nearly at that level! Needs some age to resolve some of the tannins. Opened up after an hour of air. Hold. — 12 days ago

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Avennia

Sestina Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

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

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Cade

Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Ron R
9.4

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Absolutely @Ron R my friend

Col Solare

Red Mountain Red Blend 2016

An awesome blend that I’ve always enjoyed. Cool blue & black fruits, tobacco, licorice, dried garden herbs, and sweet Luxardo syrup. — 2 days ago

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Steady Eddie.
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You’re killing me with all this delicious looking food!!
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You can always count on delicious food while on 30A.