It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix
. This week it's a nice one from California.
Dark ruby in color with a short
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.
$40 — 6 days ago
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
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
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
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
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
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