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TBO Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

F2 Wines TBO Cabernet Sauvignon Great Oaks Vineyard Los Olivos District 2016, California

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It's time to get my
#FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice Cabernet from California.

Dark ruby in color with a brick/ reddish rim.

Interesting nose with overwhelming spices like thyme, eucalyptus, tarragon, cinnamon, light wood, licorice, earth, light vegetables, blue and black fruits, black pepper, light alcohol, pencil lead and mint. So interesting.

Full-bodied, bold and smooth, with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, strawberries, light oak, spices, earth, dark coffee, wet leaves, vegetables, vinaigrette, tobacco, dried herbs and peppercorn.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and pomegranates.

This is a very unique wine from Los Olivos District in California. Showing unique flavors that I have not encountered in a California Cabernet, yet very interesting.

This Single Vineyard Cabernet is showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel, and really unique. I don't remember the last time I was stomped with a California Cabernet Sauvignon.

Good by itself or with food, and needs time to open up properly. I gave it 3 hours.

I paired it with cheeses, nuts and olives. Very tasty.

A blend of mainly Cabernet Sauvignon with some (less than 10%) Cabernet Franc. Aged for 30 months in 25% New French oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$55.
— a day ago

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Martijn

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Nice glass too! Zalto?

Folded Hills

Whole Cluster Santa Ynez Valley Grenache 2018

Light purple in color with a wide pinkish rim.

Strong fruity nose of strawberries, raspberries, cherries, light earth, wild flowers, light vegetables, spices, rose water, dark coffee and black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with raspberries, strawberries, tangy cherries, spices, peppercorn and earth.

Long tangy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a very tasty Grenache from California. Easy drinking and spicy with a nice mouthfeel. Well structured, with a tangy and spicy backbone.

Good right out of the bottle and better after an hour of airtime, when the tannins show up.

The nose smells "clean", which was very interesting, and the alcohol is very unnoticeable, so watch out 😉

100% Grenache grapes.

I paired it with cheeses and heavy appetizers.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$34.
— 12 days ago

Trixie, Daniel P. and 18 others liked this
Paul K

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Nice phot @"Odedi" . like the glassware and how it highlights color! Cheers! 🍷
"Odedi"

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Love the Zalto @Paul K

Stolpman Vineyards

"Love You Bunches" Carbonic Sangiovese 2018

One of the wines you buy every year - no questions. 2018 is different from what I remember though - influenced from the variety (Sangiovese) more so than the method - carbonic maceration. It’s earthier and less jovial but still equally awesome - light crimson cranberry red with a big whiff of mushrooms, soil, and just an afterthought of anything grapey or bubble gummy. All grown up. — 14 days ago

Hugh, Jay and 28 others liked this

Palmina

Rocca Nebbiolo 2012

One of the great things about Palmina is that they pull stuff from their cellar from time to time and offer them as part of wine club shipments. This took about 20-30min to open up (had some funky aromas initially which eventually blew off), but once it did it showed some great, older aromas of dried strawberries, hints of sour cherry, and old leather. Great acidity on the palate...and it went great with the AMAZING pork fried rice dish that Vanessa made us for dinner! — 2 days ago

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with Vanessa
Paul, LM and 9 others liked this

Matetic Vineyards

Corralillo Winemaker's Red Blend 2016

I seem to visit this #wine each Vintage but this 2106 is exceptional. Black pepper on the front of the palate, great long tea like tannins all the way back to the finish. Layers of black fruits all throughout. #chile #organic #biodynamic — 15 days ago

Au Bon Climat

Talley Vineyard San Luis Obispo County Historic Vineyard Collection Chardonnay 2009

09’ Au Bon Climat Talley Chardonnay. Medium golden color. Citrus, stone fruit, smooth & integrated flavors, creamy apricot, apple, lemon zest. These wines age absolutely beautifully. Price & quality of these wines are unbeatable. — 20 days ago

David, Ted and 60 others liked this
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@David L absolutely great wines!
David L

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@Dawn E. You know it. Cheers

F2 Wines

Europeo Great Oaks Vineyard Syrah Rosé 2018

Salmon in color with an orange tint.

On the nose citrus, lemons, light raspberries, green apples, pears, light dirt, minerals and white pepper.

Medium plus in body with high acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with lemons, grapefruits, apples, earth, dried herbs and almonds on the smooth finish.

This is a nice Single Vineyard Rosé from Los Olivos District in California. Engaging, pleasant and nicely made with a very nice mouthfeel.

A good food wine, that I paired with cheeses and olives.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$25.
— 7 days ago

Ted, P and 6 others liked this

Rideau Vineyard

Estate Santa Ynez Valley Viognier 2016

This is a wonderful Viognier from California. Even as a 4 year old, it is fresh, opulent, rich and exciting.

Showing citrus, oak, grapefruits, red apples, minerals, melons, spices, vanilla and black pepper.

Full-bodied and big and bold, with medium acidity. Beautiful legs on this white wine.

Spicy and a pleasure to drink by itself.

15.2% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$34.
— a day ago

Lisa, ES and 13 others liked this

Tyler Florence

RSW Happy Canyon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

@Delectable this is just Tyler not Tyler Florence. I gave this a 6 hour decant. Still young, but shows beautiful red and black fruits with nice overall balance. Big fan of Tyler chards and this is a great first cab release. — 6 days ago

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Their pinot is also top drawer.
Stuart Scheff

Stuart Scheff

Do their Pinot. Fantastic

Liquid Farm

La Hermana Chardonnay 2016

The nose is very different from the palate! I always enjoy wines like that. They’re very intriguing. Anyway, nose is soft and buttery and the palate is a very crisp juicy yellow apple. 😋 — 2 days ago

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David L

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Again… Very much enjoy the wines.
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Try the Four - you may change your mjnd