Here's my Friday's Cabernet fix for you.
Pretty color of dark ruby with a short purple rim.
Fruity nose blackberries, black currants, cedar, earth, vanilla, sour cherries, licorice, leather, spices, chocolates, tobacco, light vegetables and black pepper.
Medium plus in body and soft with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with currants, sweet cherries, blackberries, earth, wood, licorice, vanilla, cloves, tobacco, coffee, chocolates, peppercorn and spices.
Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This Napa Cabernet is very enjoyable already, although still young. Well balanced with nice complexity and mouthfeel. Feels like a Napa Bordeaux style red.
I've had this vintage before, and it doesn't have good consistency. This time it's much better than other times. Maybe it's the company...
Good right out of the bottle and needs 90 minutes to open up properly. Would age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with beef burgers.
14.7% alcohol by volume.
$22. — 7 days ago
Hall churns our cabs like they are iPhones...new one every year it seems! To their credit, they have all been very good. This is a baby...even after a lengthy decant, it’s really not ready to drink. Tart raspberries and strawberries on the nose...maybe even dirt covered dates? Acidic on the palate. Blended up blackberries and stems, dark cocoa powder, and a finish of red and black fruits. Give it some time. — 5 days ago
Forgot about these,
Been sitting here for at least 3 weeks! Probably on the down side by now so figured I better try one,
I can see where its going, but not there yet. Hold em if you got em.
Do not open @Martin G Rivard reminds of the 2012 Scarecrow, tight now but in 5-10 years it will be great — 3 days ago
Tis the season for holiday labels! What I love about the Flora Springs holiday wines are the etched bottles...really creative and festive touch. The art is different each year. Fun to hold some back and revisit a few years later.
In my opinion, the bottle outshines the wine. The wine itself is very basic, especially in comparison to their Trilogy offering that I buy as much of as I can. Plum, cranberry, cocoa on the nose. On the palate, it’s very simplistic. Finish is a balance of blackberries, black cherry, and red licorice. Dry and tannic. I found that a decant and a revisit the next day didn’t change much about this wine. Then again, you buy these for the bottle more than what’s inside...job accomplished. ✔️🎄🎅🏼 — 2 days ago
Sunday funday. Blackberry, black cherry, kirsch. Opulent on the entry, this coats your mouth. The mid-palate is a touch savory with smoke/leather/earth before the fruit returns on the long finish. While not on the same level as the Materium, it would be a shame to ignore or downplay this excellent wine which is perhaps more drinkable on release. But curious about other thoughts on the two wines. What do you think? — 5 days ago
Lovely lovely bottle of wine right here. Gorgeous aromatics of rose petal, sweet cherry, eucalyptus, mint, and some earthy funk. Palate is as poised, smooth, and soft as you'll ever find in a Napa cab, which is not to say it's light-bodied.. not at all. Rich, but uber-soft on the palate. Like a silk dress. Awesome wine. — 6 days ago
Mineral-driven nose, with cassis and brown sugar.
Palette has toasty oak notes, with blackberries and rich raspberries. Tannins are underripe, but regal. Wine finishes with with a long tail. This needs a few more years in the bottle, and should continue to further improve. — 17 minutes ago
The Amizetta property is a steep and rocky 40 acre parcel with southern facing slopes at an elevation of 1,000’ situated between Pritchard Hill and Howell Mountain in the Conn Valley region of Napa Valley. The vineyards are farmed by Jim Barbour. Edward Clark is the winemaker, with Chuck Wagner and Rick Forman consulting. After seeing the aerial view of the vineyard I had to taste this... the terracing is impressive. It needs needs about 30-45 minutes to open up and fully show off its lush and opulent style, which features crème de cassis, currant, blackberry, mocha, vanilla, and charcoal, with some faint herbaceousness. If this doesn’t already scream crowd-pleaser, then the round and silky mouthfeel will certainly seal the deal. — 5 days ago
One of and still one of true love wines
Still young but when it opens it is a killer - three hours so far and ever sip it gets better
So lady is out with her girlfriends drinking wine and watching bad moms Christmas movie
So I broke into the cellar and drinking a good one
At the mid point of a bumps bruises thrills and spills week
Proud dad this week and Saturday I will demonstrate how proud with a wine toast
All I need is the 14th to fall my way - can't say anything else or I will jinx it
All smiles in anticipation and this wine — 3 days ago
Massive dark earthy tones. Cedar, dark toasted oak, deep terroir on the nose and palate. Very dark inky color. Incredible legs.....long long finish. With such a limited production, you just know this gonna be big and gorgeous and something extraordinary. This can lay for years.....thankfully many bottles still in the cellar. Will only get bigger with the time.... — 6 days ago