Ruby Cabernet

Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Winding down Wednesday with a lovely, medium ruby, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, presenting ripe blackberry, black cherry, black currant, plum, fig, violet, and licorice primary aromas, and a bouquet of vanilla, clove, nutmeg, cardamom, and cedar secondary aromas, striking balance on the palate with well-integrated flavor notes consistent with the nose.

This wine is dry and nicely structured with medium(+) acidity, full body, high alcohol, and grippy tannins and the fruit is supple and beautifully concentrated. It has a long, elegant finish.
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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Fay Block 2 Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Considered one of the "first growths" of Napa, 98% Cab Sauv, w/ splash of Cab Franc. Deep Ruby with big aromas of dark fruit, oak and cigar box spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry, plum and cherry with notes of cedar, tobacco and espresso. Fine firm grainy tannins, well balanced with lively acidity, long finish ending with fruit, oak and smoky spice, elegant! Nice! — 7 days ago

Juan, Alex and 3 others liked this

Miguel Torres S.A.

40th Vintage Mas La Plana Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Torres family has been related to wine since the 17th century. Aged in oak for 18 months (70% new). Dark Ruby with aromas of black and blue fruits and complex spice. On the palate this Spanish Cab shows blackberry, currant and ripe cherry flavors with eucalyptus, black pepper and herb spice, concentrated and complex with well integrated and structured tight yet smooth tannins. Long finish ending with vanilla, oak and earthy notes. Can enjoy not but will benefit from aging. — 12 days ago

Alex, Romain and 1 other liked this

Hunnicutt

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Impressive. Deep dark ruby color. The nose is opulent with black cherry, blackberry, plum, oak, hints of vanilla and tobacco. On the pallet it is intense with dark fruit; a supple and velvety mouthfeel. Medium-high tannings with a long finish. Every bit complex and round. One of the best bang-for-the-buck Napa Cab’s I’ve tasted in long long time. Cheers! — 3 days ago

Rhonely, Sharon and 9 others liked this

Merryvale

Starmont Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

A blend of 81% Cab Sauv, 11% Petite Sirah & 8% Merlot, deep Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits and herb spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry and black cherry with notes of licorice and vanilla. Rustic tight tannins, lively acidity, medium+ finish ending with vanilla and cedar notes. — a day ago

Alex, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this

Mayacamas Vineyards

Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

dark ruby violet; a bit closed, blackberry, black cherry, graphite, menthol, sage; black and blue fruits, gravelly minerality; full bodied, very fresh acidity, suave tannins, 13.75% ABV; needs more time in the cellar but great potential here; $120 — 5 days ago

Shay, Lyle and 11 others liked this

Robert Mondavi Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

The one that started it all; I feel this wine is so underrated and sometimes even gets a bad rap due the commercial direction the brand has taken. All that aside, I truly believe the wine is worth every cent. The color is a nice deep ruby. The nose has deep bright cherry notes. The pallet is complex with tobacco, plum, leather and earth; a round mouthfeel and a proper finish. The winery may have taken a commercial direction but the vines remain the same and one can taste the Napa soul on every sip. — 11 days ago

Bob, Sharon and 10 others liked this

Robert Craig Winery

Affinity Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

A blend of 76% Cab Sauv, 8% Cab Franc, 7% Merlot, 5% Malbec & 4% Petit Verdot, 18 months in 60% new French oak, deep Ruby, purple edges, with aromas of berry fruit, sweet herb and earthy spice. On the palate flavors of cherry, ripe blackberry and currants with notes of cacao and sweet herbs. Long finish, grippy ripe tannins ending with graphite and earthy mineral. Drink now & over next few years. — 4 days ago

Paul, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this

Stags' Leap Winery

The Leap Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

A blend of 90% Cab Sauv, 7% Petit Verdot & 3% Malbec, aged in 50% new French oak for 20 months. Deep Ruby with purple edges, aromas of dark fruits, oak and pepper spice. On the palate flavors of plum, blackberry, currants, cacao and cigar-box spice. Full-bodied, tight grainy tannins on a long finish ending with fruit, spice and oak, very pleasant. Wait on this. Nice! — 6 days ago

Alex, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this

Stags' Leap Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Fashionable country resort in mid 20th century, popular with Hollywood due to 1892 stone Manor House and historic gardens. Dark Ruby with aromas of ripe pronounced berry fruits, herbs and spice, for this mostly Cab Sauv blend. On the palate black cherry and black currant flavors with oak and earthy notes. Well balanced, fine ripe tannins long finish ending with fruit, espresso notes and pepper spice! Nice! Drink over next decade. — 11 days ago

Daniel P., Alex and 7 others liked this