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.
$55. — 8 days ago
First if you haven’t been to native 9 tasting room in Los Alamos amazing tasting room and good food - James is from a Spanish land grant family and obviously Santa Barbara native great Pinot Noir and amazing Chardonnay this is the 2013 vintage cherry fruit , cola , sage underbrush ,sarsaparilla smooth tannins slight oak background — 7 days ago
Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.
Strong nose of blueberries, black currants, plums, oak, licorice, earth, spices, peppercorn, leather, tobacco, barnyard and black pepper.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, vegetables, tobacco, wood, wet leaves, herbs, black pepper, spices and dark coffee.
This is a very nice Grenache from Ballard Canyon in California. This 6 years old is drinking very nicely now.
Needs 2 hours to open up properly. Way different than right out of the bottle, although very drinkable, but it's worth the wait. Showing a smooth mouthfeel with nice complexity. Very interesting and tasty.
Good by itself and good with food. I paired it with a double cream Brie cheese with truffles that was ripened in Riesling wine.
14.3% alcohol by volume.
$35. — 3 days ago
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.
$34. — 9 days ago
Still one of my favorite roses, this is one of the best rose of pinot noir you’ll find. Bright strawberry on the nose, the wine has uncommon depth and balance. Great finish. And, 10% of sales are donated to breast cancer research (both of my sisters are survivors, so please purchase this when you get the chance!). Cheers and Stay Well! — 2 days ago
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! — 9 days ago
2003 vintage, a bit muddy right out of the bottle but distinct cherry and dark fruit on the nose and palate. A leading vineyard in Monterey at the cool north end of the Santa Lucia Highlands. <300 cases - 10 barrels in French and US oak. Robb Talbot grower, Tom Stutz winemaker. — 6 days ago
Zoom group tasting with Jamie Kutch tonight. Easily one of the handful of top California chard’s I’ve ever had. The yin/yang of power, alcoholic restraint, and sheer complexity is mind-blowing. Granny Smith apples, Meyer lemon and tart Yuzu notes float above a solid foundation of barrel weight and acidic structure. I just want to keep sticking my nose in the glass all night. The finish is long, generous, and morish. Thank you Jamie for your passion and drive to produce wines at this level. — 8 days ago