Blend of Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot & Malbec, made by 30 year Chappellet winemaker Phillip Titus. Deep Ruby, purple edges, youthful aromas of black fruit, spices, floral and flinty notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry and black cherry with some vanilla and tobacco and herbal notes. Vivid acidity & firm tight tannins with long finish ending with a youthful character, a bit young, should benefit from bottle aging. — 4 days ago
Time to get my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice one from Napa Valley.
Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.
On the nose blueberries, black currants, black plums, sweet cherries, light vanilla, wood, licorice, spices, tar, earth, vegetables, eucalyptus, pencil lead, tobacco, dark coffee and black pepper.
Full bodied with medium plus acidity, and smooth with long legs.
Dry on the palate with black currants, black cherries, wood, licorice, spices, dark chocolates, green olives, graphite, earth, leather, tobacco, bell pepper, vegetables, bitter herbs, peppercorn and dark coffee.
Spicy finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very enjoyable Cabernet Sauvignon from Spring Mountain District. Not the typical Napa Cabernet. Drinks more like a Left Bank Bordeaux.
Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Nicely balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food.
This 5 year old is still young and needs another five years in the bottle to mature.
Needs time to open up properly. I gave it 3 hours. Tannins show up after two and a half hours and bring out structure, so please be patient.
At this point, the Cabernet Franc in the blend, is really showing dominance. Showing lots of earth notes at this point, which makes it very interesting. I would imagine that it will diminish with time.
Showing great potential to be much better in the next 5 to 10 years.
I paired it with cheeses and crackers. Went very nicely with the brie cheese.
A blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Cabernet Franc. Aged in (65% new) French Oak barrels for 18 months.
14.3% alcohol by volume.
$52. — 3 days ago
Very good Cali cab. Fruit forward but not too sweet. Moderate tannins, enough to notice them but not overpowering. Very good. — a month ago
Surprisingly light, with fresh strawberry and cherry notes — 5 days ago
Medium-light ruby hue with high saturation. Aromas and flavors of blueberry, cassis, cherry, earthy, eucalyptus, graphite, licorice, plum, raspberry, strawberry, and violet. Medium-plus body; ripe, medium-heavy tannins; and medium-plus acidity. Complex nose; robust mouthfeel; lengthy finish. Drinking perfectly now. Proprietary blend of (mostly) Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc. — a month ago
Had this delicious Cabernet Sauvignon over a Zoom call with a friend from Washington.
This 6 year old is drinking very nicely now. Showing black fruits with chocolates, coffee, cola, cedar, spices, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, graphite, light earth and peppercorn.
Full bodied and elegant with medium acidity and long legs.
Good right out of the bottle and much better after 3 hours of airtime.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.
Delicious and will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$65. — 5 days ago
1.5 hour decant(decent chunky sediment). A noble inky reddesh/purple. On the nose: creme brulee, dark cherry, floral, spice, little black fruit and graphite. Taste: A rich, smooth, full body wine with blueberry, spice box, blackberry jam, cinnamon...cedar mocha dry long finish with a slight tannic grip. A typical opulent (extracted) TRB Schrader on this beautiful Sat. evening. CHEERS! — 2 days ago
After some extra air, turned into something quite nice! — 8 days ago
Very nice wine, great with a steak meal — 7 days ago
Deep ruby in color with a short reddish rim.
Strong nose of blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, cedar, licorice, vanilla, peppercorn, spices, dark coffee, espresso, tobacco, light alcohol and cinnamon.
Full-bodied with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cherries, oak, vanilla, light vegetables, licorice, peppercorn, light earth, coffee, dark chocolates, coke, tobacco and spices.
Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.
This young Napa red blend is already drinking very nicely. Tasty with lots of coffee notes. Smells like walking into a coffee shop. Loved that.
Needs time to open up properly, I gave it 90 minutes, but longer would be suggested.
Nicely balanced, although a little rigid right now. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Loved smelling on it for a long time.
A good wine to pair with a big piece of steak, but good all by itself as well.
Still young with potential to be even better in the next 5 to 10 years. I had the 2013 recently, and it showed so well, so be patient with this 2 year old.
Spicy, tasty, delicious and interesting.
A blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 7% Syrah and 2% Petit verdot.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$50. — 4 days ago