It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix.
Inky in color with a short reddish rim.
Fruity nose with black currants, black plums, blueberries, ripe cherries, light cedar, light earth, vanilla, black pepper, chocolates, coffee and pencil lead.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long skinny legs.
Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, coffee, oak, vanilla, vegetables, black pepper, spices, chocolates, dark coffee, herbs, tobacco leaf, leather and earth.
Medium on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very nice Cabernet Sauvignon based blend from Napa Valley. Still young and will benefit from some bottle aging. Has good potential to become a really nice wine.
Good right out of the bottle, and better after 90 minutes of airtime. Really nice nose once it opens up.
Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years, however, already drinking nicely and showing nice complexity.
The Malbec seems very dominant at the moment. Spicy and tangy. Fruit forward and tasty.
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and olives.
A blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 8% Malbec. Aged in mostly French oak barrels for 18 months.
14.2% alcohol by volume.
$85. — 13 days ago
Beautiful Malbec from the Allegretto Estate in Paso. Long live the garagistes! Fantastic nose, layers of cassis and red currant. Perfectly balanced with mellow tannins. Nice acidity to complement. Long finish. This is as good as it gets. Perfect choice to celebrate a rare milestone. — 5 days ago
JV btw Ch Cheval Blanc & Terrazas De Los Andes, blend of Bordeaux "First Growth" winemaking in ARG. ‘14 has higher % of Malbec(83%) & more Petite Verdot(9%) than Cab Sauv,(8%), due to a rainy season challenging for Cab. Aged 15 months in oak (15% new), deep Ruby, complex aromas of berry fruits & floral spice nose. Palate flavors, blueberry and juicy blackberry fruit with spicy herb, cacao & smoky oak. Fine soft tannins, well balanced, good acidity, long finish ending with fruit & oak. Will continue to age. — 3 days ago
Quite an enticing nose, subtle savoury spice and bright cherry and raspberry. Very pleased with the texture, it’s appropriately present and not over the top. It’s quite young but not really drinking like it. Was open a day before I tried. — 2 days ago
Nice Wines mountain #malbec from Napa - which in of itself is interesting. Wine pours an inky purple-black. This is one of the highest extract red wines I’ve ever tasted. 86% #mtveeder / 14% #howellmountain fruit. Luxuriant cassis, intense bramble fruit aromas. Despite the extraction, the mountain fruit brings fulfilling acid balance and plush tannins round out the finish. Delicious wine. — 15 hours ago
A 07 Verite vs 08 Levy & McClellan cage match tonight (PREVIOUS NOTES APPLY for L&M, but bump rating up to 9.4).
La Muse is the pomerol style of their 3 wines with 85% merlot, 10% cab franc, 5% malbec. 1.5 hour decant (some fine/cloudy sediment). A wondrous dark ruby red color. On the nose: Beautiful perfumed nose of dark raspberry, mocha, floral, slight funky earth, minty menthol, crushed rocks. Taste: a soft, smooth dry medium plus body wine with mouth coating plum, minerals, earth, currants and a long dry spicy tea finish. Everything in place and drinking well now with a number of years to go. Cheers! — 20 days ago