Here is my #FridayCabernetfix for this week.
Pretty color of dark ruby, with a cloudy reddish rim.
Fruity nose with blueberries, currants, cherries, light wood, honeysuckle, spices, pencil lead, earth, herbs, black pepper and dark coffee.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate with red currants, black plums, oak, tobacco, earth, spices, licorice, light vegetables, dark coffee, cloves, herbs and peppercorn.
Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a nice Cabernet based Bordeaux blend from California. Showing a nice mouthfeel at this point, with mild complexity.
I had it last year, and this time I gave it a couple of hours in a decanter to open up.
Showing interesting notes of honeysuckle, which surprised me. This five year old is soft and engaging. Tangy and interesting.
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with salami, Brie cheese and crackers.
Aged for 29 months in French Oak barrels. A blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec.
13.8% alcohol by volume.
$40. — a day ago
Thanksgiving Dinner with Turkey. Beautiful !! — 19 days ago
Blueberries and blackberry flavors. Well structured with tannin. Drinking well now and will for the next five to eight years. — 13 days ago
Excellent. Love it. — a month ago
Pure magic. The first impression is a field of lavender and wild herbs along with black currants, flowers wafting from the glass, iron, musk and wet earth. A delicate sweetness balances the impression of freshly squeezed blackberries. It ends with a brush of tannins and lingering, reverberating fruit. Elegant and achingly pretty, with a mysterious, feral undercurrent. I was reluctant to open this so young but it’s already beautiful — exhilarating really. The back label says “enjoy for its complex fruit character in the first five years, or from 7 to 25 years for its depth and complexity.” I intend to! — 2 days ago