Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.
Fruity nose of blackberries, black plums, black currants, licorice, oak, earth, light vegetables, chocolates, tobacco leaf, graphites, alcohol, peppercorn, spices, coffee and cola.
Full bodied with medium acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, vegetables, vanilla, earth, oak, licorice, cloves, spices, cola, peppercorn, leather, tobacco and beef jerky.
Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.
This is a very nice Cabernet from California. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel and nice complexity. Peaking now.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (1 hour). I used the Vspin for 10 minutes and it did the job.
Good by itself or with food and good for parties. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$13. — 8 days ago
Pulled this out of the cellar and this wine is just hitting stride! The tannins and fresh fruit are now one. In fact, the first thing out of my mouth after the first sip was,”Oh, my God.” The Mourvèdre plays a slightly dominant role in the blend and adds fruity funk to the aromas and flavors. — 3 days ago
Color of clear bubbly ruby. Nose is pleasing, with quality Pinot Noir notes, like wet mushroom, cocoa, fresh berries, and a bit of savory spice. Taste is quite sweet and juicy acidity with spicy chocolate vanilla, very distinctive cocoa note, while fruits and spice take the 2nd seat. Aftertaste is some more cranberry and zest. Overall quite dense considering she is a Pinot yet refreshing. — a day ago
Best value Pinot Noir of the day. The nose makes my mouth water for blueberry cherry clove spice-rubbed bbq pork chops. Enchanting spiced berry flavors coat the palate. This is Xmas Pinot! It’s a sunny 75 degrees in October, but I’m about ready to break out the holiday wrap and hang mistletoe. We’re firing up the grill, so I’m sure the summer vibes will return to bikini bbqing. Heck, this is a year round pleaser at $16 a bottle. I can see the price of this one doubling should it catch fame. — 8 days ago
Monthly WTF wine group. Special event this month as Ben provided all ‘80s Napa cabs. A few of us chipped in and provided some whites/bubbly.
Wine of the flight and almost WOTN. The fruit was so pure here...very fresh and young. Reminded me of a middle aged Coombsville Cab...ripe black fruit mixed with older red fruit. — 6 days ago
I’m sorry... I’ve been completely neglecting my Delectable presence lately. I’ve been working the front of the house and the back of the house at Theorem and haven’t had much time to spare lately. I should note that I absolutely love it and wouldn’t have it any other way. However, I do wish there was a way to communicate easily with the Delectable community in a way that doesn’t require a tasting note.
We processed over 6 tons of Cabernet Sauvignon from our Moon Mountain Estate today. 2018 is shaping up to be an excellent vintage and a heavy one too. Theorem’s sites are much later than most of the valley, so we have a few weeks still to go on harvest 2018, but the weather appears to be cooperating, so we can’t wait to close this year strong.
As for the tasting note... I’m in full harvest mode, so it’s beer only for a little while. This Super Cluster from Lagunitas is basically as good as an IPA gets. Loaded with citrus and pine. It combines a freshness and concentration with layers of bitterness and a sweet herbaceous goodness. Strong to quite strong. — 4 days ago
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A very interesting wine that will tantalize your tastebuds!! Red ruby in color....medium bodied...nice balance between fruit and acidity..taking advice from others I am drinking this chilled! On the nose I am getting barnyard..Jammy red fruits..Iron..Smoke..and violets. Tastes of smoke..plums..cola.. black tea and red fruit!
Wow! ...is all I can say to this elixir! — 9 days ago