Really interesting wine. There are layers of fruit: black cherries and red cherries, purple plums, dried cherries and raisins and dried figs. The tannins are for real and leathery, but they also bring out some bruised red apple. I think it’s the chewy tannins with the lifted acidity that combine the fresh and dried fruit. It’s pretty stony and clean. As it warms up and takes on air there’s some brett-like animal aromas and porcini mushrooms. Long tannic finish rather than a sweet fruit finish. I’m sure some people smell coffee or cocoa powder in here. Really lively sagrantino. resembles an aglianico a bit, but with lighter colored fruits and without the tar. — 6 days ago
What a wine. Just a gorgeous nose. Licorice. Really intense licorice. Red. Spice. Bowls and bowls of mid season red cherries. Pepper. Some purple sag fruit but also plummy merlot scents. Palate is rich and ripe with delicate and graceful tannins and lovely licorice and cherry fruit. Fresh and energetic. Terrific palate presence and compactness. Juicy and so well made. Awesome. — 5 days ago
Time for a good Cabernet for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is gorgeous one.
Dark inky in color (almost black) with a very short purple rim.
Strong nose of cooked plums, cherry pie, raisins, dried figs, oak, black currants, licorice, vanilla, dark chocolates, cola, pencil lead, light herbs, turmeric, light alcohol, peppercorn, spices, light earth, leather and tobacco.
Full-bodied, bold and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and very fruity on the palate with cooked black cherries, blackberries, plums, wood, spices, vanilla, tobacco, espresso, chocolates, earth, alcohol, graphite, cola and peppercorn.
Long finish with fine tannins, red pepper and tangy cherries.
This is a very tasty and young Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Already delicious. Rich, extracted and fruit forward. Well balanced with great complexity. Big and bold with a great mouthfeel.
Good right out of the bottle, but better after a couple of hours of decanting. It really shines after 6 hours of airtime.
Will be better in the next 5 to 15 years. This has the potential to get to 97-98 points.
A good sipping wine to share with friends and talk about. Still a little hot at the back of the throat. Smooth, spicy and elegant, yet powerful.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc.
15.2% alcohol by volume.
$195. — 15 days ago
Costco deal for $8. Like the label. Classy with the mountain print. Dark color (as a Syrah driven wine should be ;-). Heady nose. Bit of alcohol mixed with dark berries and chocolate/mocha. Hint of stones in the rain too. (It’s 15% ABV!). Flavors are rich and hearty. More mocha-black coffee. Also something like black cherry and pluots. Angular. Plenty of bite. Both acid bite and tannin. The tannins are pretty integrated though. This hits the spot if your spot is food friendly Rhone-like red or GSM as we might say here in the USA. — 4 days ago
#kosherwineSunday, and for Father's day, here is a beautiful red to celebrate.
Dark inky in color with a short brick/ purple rim.
Great nose of blackberries, blackcurrants, black plums, cherries, figs, vanilla, oak, eucalyptus, light alcohol, earth, leather, coke, chocolates, tobacco and herbs.
Full bodied and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate and fruity, with blueberries, black currants, chocolates, tobacco, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices, light vegetables, pencil lead, black pepper and earth.
Medium finish with soft tannins and spices.
This is a great Cabernet blend from Israel. Showing great complexity and a smooth, soft mouthfeel.
Tasty and fruit forward, without being overwhelming. Gentle and elegant. Spicy finish makes it interesting.
Feels like a high quality Washington State Cabernet based Bordeaux blend, just to give you a reference.
I've had it before (a different vintage), but it was way too young. This 6 year old is drinking very nicely now.
A good quality wine and delicious.
Thank you Sharon, for sharing this with me.
I paired it with 3 different Brie cheese and crackers.
A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Syrah. Grapes were sourced from a north-facing plot, on Terra-Rosa soil. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels. Kosher. Not Mevushal.
15% alcohol by volume.
$100 (current vintage). — 14 days ago
Deep purple color. Aromas of black cherry, black tea, eucalyptus and shoe polish. A mighty wine from Walla-Walla. Dark fruit flavors, strong tannins and a cassis finish.
Paired nicely with Montana Huckleberry Cordials.
39% Merlot, 26% Petit Verdot, 18% Malbec, 15% Cab Franc and 2% Cab. — 4 days ago
Prompted to have this for Sunday lunch after David and Sofias note on their Clos Mogador white a few days ago @David Trumper Clos Mogador made by Rene Barbier arguably the father of modern Priorat. Dense Ruby with youthful purple tinges. Somewhat closed and brooding on the nose and arguably drinking this too young at 7 years. Rich and full bodied on the palate showing blue fruits and a definite minerality from all that slate. This story well told in the Documentary “Dreaming of Wine” where it looks impossible to grow vines in the slate with Daphne Glorian from Clos Erasmus saying you need dynamite to prepare the vineyard. With this wine it’s best is yet to come. — 6 days ago
Color of dark ruby and purple. Nose of chocolate, blackberry, cherry, vanilla, spice, burning sensation in the nasal cavity, and some more sweet currants. Nose isn’t bad. Taste of strength of tannins coupled with dark yet juicy fruits notes, a bit zesty, some more cherry, and ample acidity. Quite tasty with good content actually. Aftertaste of some more acidity and chewy tannins. Some more ripe grapes note, with alcohol strength. Pretty good. — 5 days ago
A blend of Cab Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab Franc, and Petit Verdot & aged for 22 months in French oak (76% new). Deep Ruby with complex aromas of red and black fruits, and spicy notes of earthy herb scents. On the palate flavors of currants, cherries and wild blackberries and cacao. Firm structured tannins, well balanced with acidity, long finish ending with notes of leather and a gentle mineral essence which gave this wine a silky ending. — 9 days ago