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). — 15 hours ago
Imagine biting into the freshest ripest most beautiful Granny Smith apple.. that’s the fruit on this wine. Add some flinty minerality, little bit of lemon zest and wham a baseball bat worths of acidity. Gorgeous pinot Gris. Bravo Foris. — 8 days ago
Nose has cool chamomile tea, beeswax, lemon peel, Bartlett pear and white flowers.
Palate has lemon curd, lemon zest, warm pear slice, creamy oak notes but not over done, great acidity and moist chalk on the lengthy finish.
A very nice wine, notes from +3H open, more restrained aromas than the Blanchot. — 13 days ago
More than a dozen years from harvest the Veritas Petit Manseng is a truly lush and openly seductive example of the varietal.
The nose evolves from sweet peaches to a more open and opulent honey-dew as it grows on the nose.
The approach of the mouthfeel is velvety smooth but also well-balanced and palate-coating. The finish is delightfully long but in no way at all ‘cloying’, and in fact so balanced it simply brings you right back to the nose.
While it may be tempting to jump into the parade that is the discovery of Virginian Petit Manseng~ the 2008 Veritas example of it is proof that patience has its reward.
We’re entering new territory here, and I’m smitten with it. — 10 days ago
2019 vintage. Nuance is an original white blend from the excellent organic Languedoc estate La Cendrillon. Petit Manseng (40%), Grenache Gris (18%), Grenache Blanc (12%), Marsanne (7%), Roussanne (7%), Albarino (7%), Verdejo(6%)and Macabeu (3%). A part is vinified and aged in 13hl Austrian wood barrels, the rest in stainless steel. Light yellow. Attractive nose with lemon, peach, fresh pineapple and flowers. Juicy citrus fruits, pineapple and bright acidity go hand in hand with a round mouthfeel. Long finish with ripe pink grapefruit and a salty minerality. Intriguing wine and great value. Highly recommended. — 11 days ago