Deep ruby and purple hues with magenta rim variation. Moderate extraction and heavy tearing. Nose offers sweet tobacco, cigar box, oak, cedar, leather, baking spices and candied black fruit. Soft and smooth tannins on the palate; palate is otherwise consistent with the nose. Lingering finish. ABV 15.3%. Vintage 2014.
Happy Valentine’s Day to my Delectable friends!
#stagsleapdistrict #napavalley #napavalleywine #shafer #shaferwine #onepointfiveshafer #californiacab #cabernetsauvignon — 13 days ago
This is a very tasty red blend from Rioja. Showing red and black fruits with earth, chocolates, tobacco, spices, oak, vanilla, licorice and peppercorn.
Dry on the palate and medium plus in body.
Nice finish with firm tannins. Needs 90 minutes to open up properly.
This 6 years old is peaking now. Very tasty.
I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.
14% alcohol by volume. Kosher.
90 points. — a day ago
Apple, blood orange, honey, lemon, oak and dried apricot. Great acidity and balance. — 4 days ago
It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious one from France.
Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.
Strong nose of black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, coffee, eucalyptus, black pepper, dark chocolates, wet leaves, earth and leather.
Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, dark chocolates, bitter herbs, vegetables, wet leaves and peppercorn.
Medium plus on the finish with firm tannins and tangy raspberries.
This young Bordeaux is already drinking very nicely. Needs at least five years to come to its own, and will be better in the next 20 years.
Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel.
Robert Parker 90 points.
This is the second wine from this second growth winery, and from a great vintage.
Very tasty, yet not fully balanced. Needs 3 hours to open up properly, but good right out of the bottle too.
A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$65. — a month ago
Incredible Bordeaux style cab. Great nose, smooth and very drinkable. Love it! — 17 days ago