Time to get my #FridayCabernetfix.
Here is a delicious one from Napa Valley.
Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.
Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, cedar, leather, light vanilla, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, dark chocolates, light alcohol and spices.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cooked plums, cedar, vanilla, coffee, toast, peppercorn, light alcohol, dark chocolates and pencil lead.
Long finish with round tannins, tangy cranberries and red chili pepper.
This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Nicely balanced with mild complexity and a great mouthfeel.
A very nice sipping wine, and good with food too.
Ripe, but not overwhelming with fruit. Gentle and restraint.
Very enjoyable by itself, with a tangy and spicy finish, which is interesting.
Wine Enthusiasts 92 points. Wine Spectator 93 points.
Drinking nicely already, but still young. I would love to revisit this in 3 years.
Needs a couple of hours to open up properly. I paired it with cheeses, crackers and olives.
A blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot. Aged for 24 months in French oak barrels (60% New).
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$75. — a month ago
14’ Bevan Wildfoot￼e -Vixen. WNH- virtual tasting. Decanted for two hours. Consumed over the next three. ￼Took more then a few hours for it to come around. I always hate it when the last glass taste better than the first.￼￼￼ Beautiful wine. Sit on them for another couple of years. IMO￼ — 7 days ago
15+ hr work days everyday this week call for a killer Pinot, some chicken and morel mushroom pot pie and a little Grateful Dead.
I am not familiar with Formaglini, but this Pinot makes a solid argument as to why I need to start paying attention to Oregon little more.
In the glass, this wine has an extremely light tint to it which is extremely misleading. The nose is full of vibrant red fruits, dirt, dried herbs and a little smoke that I’m all about. This leads to an extremely intense rush of big red fruit, white pepper, dirt and a little taste of the Rhône. The slight smokiness lingers for quite sometime. This is a really nice, balanced wine from a producer I’d love to explore a little more.
Think it’s time to dig into Oregon wines beyond Eyrie. Would love some suggestions. Been hearing a lot about the wines coming from Walter Scott. — a day ago
2003 vintage, a bit muddy right out of the bottle but distinct cherry and dark fruit on the nose and palate. A leading vineyard in Monterey at the cool north end of the Santa Lucia Highlands. <300 cases - 10 barrels in French and US oak. Robb Talbot grower, Tom Stutz winemaker. — a day ago
Founded in 1996 with 76 acres in Yakima Valley. 100% Cab Sauv aged in 100% new French oak. Dark Ruby with aromas of dark fruits, oak, spice and some flinty notes. On the palate blackberry, currants and blueberry flavors with toasty notes and bits of cacao. Firm tannins, nicely balanced with generous acidity, long finish ending with a dark fruit mineral character. Nice! Will age for 10+ years! Tasting Sample! — 15 days ago