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Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix
. This week it's a nice one from California.

Dark ruby in color with a short
reddish rim.

Nice nose of blueberries, spices, cedar, vanilla, licorice, sweet cherries, dark chocolates, coffee, earth, peppercorn and leather.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, cherries, sweet raspberries, coffee, oak, earth, vegetables, graphite, vinaigrette, spices, herbs and black pepper.

Long finish with soft tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This is a very nice Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux blend from California. Showing nice complexity with a Soft and elegant mouthfeel. Tangy and interesting.

Needs an hour to open up properly and remove some of the acidity.

Showing a beautiful nose. I loved to smell on it for a long time. Still young and needs another few years in the bottle to mature properly.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

A blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec. Aged for 29 months in French oak barrels.

13.8% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 6 days ago

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👍about a mile from me

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So cool @Jason and Jennie did you get to try it?

Thomas Fogarty

Single Vineyard Series Nelson Family Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

13’ Thomas Fogarty Nelson Family Vineyard. 5 barrels produced. Elevation 1700 feet.
Compared to my previous notes from a few years ago… I feel completely different about this one.
This is a very unique expression of mountain fruit. Medium -bodied. Much darker version of Pinot Noir. Dark red “bruised” fruit emerges over time.. Cranberries, plum skins, leather, cedar, stone-like minerality!?! Primarily mid- palate wine. Bit of a creamy finish. Different... good way. Drinking now.
— 11 days ago

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@David L Thomas must be John’s brother, right? Bad Moon Rising! Proud Mary!
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@Joe Lucca I’m curious...Great question. They’ve got to be close to the same age.

Rhys Vineyards

Horseshoe Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

From 375 ml - Showing darker gold color than I expected, it was disjointed at first with rich apples and a touch of nuts up front giving way to bright lemon and acid on the finish. With air it comes together well as the rich fruit wraps around a bright core of acidity that gives it both depth and agility. — 12 days ago

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Rhys Vineyards

Home Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

Red cherry and menthol stems supported by a good bit of fine tannin. Showing more of the stem profile characteristic of Rhys from this era. — 2 days ago

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Rhys Vineyards

Horseshoe Vineyard Syrah 2011

Just like a spectacular, old school Côte Rotie from the Côte Brune with pepper and minerals dominating the nose, then olive, pepper, and brambly fruit and the palate, if you want to experience what great Côte Rotie was like on release in the 1990s, this is where to look. — 2 days ago

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San Lorenzo

Toscana Rosato Sangiovese

100% Sangiovese.

Nose has freshly sliced clementine, crushed black raspberry and wet minerals.
Palate is fresh and lively, citrus, red fruits with light green herbal notes and powdered sugar on the medium finish.

The color is just amazing, translucent ruby on steroids! We can't wait for warmer weather to enjoy this while relaxing outside!
— 11 days ago

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@Bill Bender Not with the 2" of new snow last night... Although we are getting ready to start seeds in the spare bedroom.
@Lyle Fass Thanks, this rosé is living up to your high standards!
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Still a great pic @Severn Goodwin ☃️
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This rose will be allocated next vintage!

Casa Marin

Cipreses Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

This is an exceptional Sauvignon Blanc. It is a cool climate wine, more similar to a Sancerre than a new world SB. It knocked my socks off. — 5 days ago

Emiliana Organic Vineyards

Novas Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Full bodied, but without the grassy herbaceous notes of other Southern Hemisphere SB's. Fruity, and clean on the palate. Purchased at the vineyard. — 8 days ago

Sono Montenidoli

Tradizionale Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2016

Crisp. A little sparkly. Light acid. — 14 days ago

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Rhys Vineyards

Skyline Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008

Much tighter than the 2012 and 2014, it shows flashes of the same pedigree, with more coming out with air, but it needs more time to fulfill its potential. — 2 days ago

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