Arsenal Bordeaux blend from Kirk Venge. Another killer wine in a very Napa fashion. It’s just a baby. Dark rim and color. Full on 14.9% ABV. Gorgeous. Nose of plums and menthol and delicious acidity. Tannins are solid and the mid-palette and finish deliver an opulent experience. I can’t wait to see how this develops over the next few days and I’m the cellar. Really a bargain at any price. Sublime. Cheers! — 2 days ago
This is a very enjoyable Bordeaux blend from Napa Valley.
Showing black fruits with wood, earth, light vanilla, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, pencil lead, herbs and spices.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate and good by itself or with food.
Tangy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.
Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, so better be patient.
Smooth and elegant with a nice mouthfeel. Spicy and tangy.
Feels like a right bank Bordeaux from a hot vintage. Will age nicely in the next 5 years.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit verdot, Merlot and Malbec.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$65. — 7 days ago
Joseph Phelps Insignia 2008: Bold. Rich. Stunning. Velvety black fruits. Mocha. Eucalyptus. Leather. Consisting of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot & 4% Merlot, this was the perfect 1.5L of pure liquid greatness. What better way to celebrate two milestone events but with this extremely special bottle. Simply the finest Napa Valley Bordeaux-style blend ever! Happy Birthday mom & Happy belated 50th Anniversary! Cheers🍷 — 14 days ago
Brilliant balance of bright fruit and velvet texture. It pops, yet is ohhhh so silky. Vivid color. A blend with cab and Merlot from Napa isn’t that exotic, but a Merlot led blend being the top showstopper cuvée is! Rare and beautiful. Blackberry preserves. Interesting that as clean, clear and bright it was, It threw a good deposit. Best in about 5yr. — 10 days ago
Very light red/ pinkish in color with light intensity and a neon hue.
Strong nose of raspberries, light cherries, citrus, light barnyard, lemons, spices, light herbs and white pepper.
Full bodied, creamy and smooth, with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with cherries, raspberries, spices, light earth, lemons, pears, ginger and black pepper.
Long finish with tangy lemons.
This is a delicious Rosé from Napa Valley. Smooth and elegant with such a pretty color. Interesting and engaging.
Nicely balanced with a great mouthfeel. Rich with nice complexity.
Fruit forward and tastes like a very light red. Interesting stuff.
A nice sipping wine. Good right out of the bottle and good by itself or with food. Paired beautifully with the prosciutto.
A blend of Syrah, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo. Aged in neutral French Oak barrels for 6 months. A small production of only 2,892 bottles. This is bottle number 2,469.
14.4% alcohol by volume.
$42. — 13 days ago
Frank Fredericks Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, California
It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a gorgeous one from Napa.
Dark ruby in color with a nice brick rim. Pretty color.
Strong nose of blueberries, black cherries, black plums, earth, oak, light vanilla, licorice, peppercorn, tobacco, chocolates, spices and graphite.
Medium plus in body and elegant, with medium plus acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with black plums, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, earth, tobacco, light green vegetables and herbs.
Nice tangy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity, especially on the nose, with a nice and easy mouthfeel.
Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. I gave it 3 hours to open up. As it opens up, it becomes spicier with more earthy notes.
Still young, but already enjoyable even by itself. A new world wine with a touch of Bordeaux. Very interesting.
Would benefit from 5 to 10 years of bottle time, and will continue to age nicely in the next 20 years.
A good quality wine that shows good potential to become a 95+ point wine.
Paired very nicely with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
A blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon,
2% Petit Verdot and 1% Merlot. Aged in new French oak for 27 months.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$275 (upon release). — 2 days ago