Here is my #FridayCabernetfix for this week.
This Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon is always enjoyable. Big and fruit forward with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.
Showing black fruits with wood, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, espresso, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke and peppercorn.
Full bodied with medium acidity.
Nice length on the finish with fine grained tannins.
This 5 year old is drinking very nicely now. Peaking now, and will be good in the next couple of years.
Good by itself or with food. Good right out of the bottle, and better after an hour of airtime.
A great value wine, if you are patient enough. Very tasty and delicious.
I had it all by itself by the beach.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$18. — 17 days ago
This was stunning. Caramel nose, with a rich, smooth finish. Fantastic with a tangy, spicy, coconut Indian fish curry. — 4 days ago
LOVE. Loire might be my favourite French region.
Some green pepper on the nose. Dangerously drinkable. Food friendly. Went well with spiced ground beef and rice, but this red would be a good companion for red or white meat, Indian dishes, or on its own. — 17 days ago
We are drinking the 2016 Muscat Canelli, it standing with Shri Ganesh Indian food — 9 days ago
Perfect with Indian food. — a month ago
Paired perfectly with indian style lamb. It’s light, yet has good depth. — 2 days ago
Here is a young Merlot for #MerlotThursday.
Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish/ brick rim.
On the nose, black plums, blackcurrants, cherries, light wood, Indian spices, licorice, chocolates, earth, black pepper and light alcohol.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with plums, raspberries, cherries, strawberries, mint, red currants, oak, smoke, spices, coffee, pencil lead, earth and herbs.
Tart finish with fine grained tannins and pomegranates.
This is a nice Merlot from Bordeaux. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel, but a little hot.
Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, and show the beautiful nose. Tannins show up after an hour of airtime.
This 7 year old is still young and needs a few years in the bottle to mature properly. A little unbalanced at this point, and better with food.
Wine Enthusiasts 90 points. Thank you Wendy for sharing.
I paired it with cheeses and crackers (Brie and Camembert).
A blend of 98% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Aged in 65% new French oak barrels.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$40. — 11 days ago