Pop and pour, but air only helped. On the nose: blackberry, tar, plum, smoke, cool herbal notes as well, but some vanilla and cinnamon rounding things out. On the palate: very good acidity, very dense black fruit, tar, charcoal, and excellent density, transitioning into a wall of tannin. After 12 years, this seems structured to age for a very long time. Nevertheless, fantastic right now. — 14 days ago
Enjoyed this wine but not as much as I had hoped with Pat’s turkey birthday dinner. — 7 days ago
Impressive wine for $20! Grapes sourced from Oregon Valleys of Willamette, Umpqua and Rogue. Cool climates enable a longer growing season, giving an intense structure. Medium Ruby with loads of Berry fruit flavors & sweet spice. Ripe fruit, cranberry and cherry, with cinnamon spice, consistent quality. On the finish, vibrant acidity, great balance and a touch of earthiness with subtle tannins. Tasting Sample. — a day ago
It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a beautiful one from Washington State.
A pretty color of dark ruby with a short reddish rim.
On the nose blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, raisins, dried figs, vanilla, cedar, chocolates, mocha, bell pepper, vegetables, black pepper and spices.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and pretty legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, earth, oak, spices, light vanilla, tobacco leaf, peppercorn, espresso, chocolates, light vegetables and pencil lead.
Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Mountain in Washington State.
Already showing nice complexity, although it is still young and needs 3 years to mature properly. Will be good in the next 10 years.
Needs time to open up properly. I gave it 90 minutes, which is when the tannins showed up and brought in nice structure, and a nice mouthfeel.
Rich and delicious. Spicy and good by itself or with food.
This Single Vineyard is fruit forward and extremely dry, which is a unique combination. As it opens up it becomes earthier.
I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Really nice with the fatty Italian salami, and will pair very nicely with a big piece of steak.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged in 50% new French Oak barrels.
15.1% alcohol by volume.
$70. — 23 days ago
Fantastic at the price point. Rich, velvety, but definitely a Red Mountain Washington Cab. — 10 days ago
Solera. Very good — 2 days ago