Why do I smell mangoes in everything? Orange peel, celery, black peppercorn, nectarine, chutney, and pickled carrots. Tangerine jam.
Body of kombucha. Peaches, peach soda, peach marmalade.
Still love it.
Perfect for a post pick me up after a karaage chicken and katsu curry bento box. — 5 days ago
Max’s first Sauvignon Blanc. 6 months mash fermented. 6 year old vines. 3 different passes in harvest. De-stemmed and then 4 weeks on the skins. Then 12 months in new French Oak. Ridiculous wjne. Nose of citrus jelly you’d find in a Michelin 3 star restaurant. Sweet lime. Lime skin. So aromatic. Floral, cotton candy. Just outrageous. Freakish. A nose you can smell all day and all night and it’s new and different each time. Max is so talented. Palate is so delicate, so complex, so round and so pure. Hint of bitter citrus peel but all is in balance. This is scary elegant has just a cloud like palate presence. Amazingly delicate, yet deep, flavorful and pure. A wine to meditate while being delicious. Never had anything like it. — 16 hours ago
Dark ruby/Inky in color with a short reddish rim.
Great fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, mocha, coffee, black pepper, earth and light vegetables.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, earth, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha and coke.
Nice spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This 5 year old Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon is always enjoyable. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.
Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show the complexity, but good right out of the bottle.
Wine Spectator 90 points.
This is a very nice wine for under $20.
I paired it with a cheese plate and fresh fruits.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$16. — 8 days ago
“Let me tell you somethin’! Let me tell you...✋🏼. Don’t drink these now. Seriously. Just don’t. Five years from now? That’s probably okay. But not now. Unless...unless you are willing to decant for an extended period of time or slow-ox for three days. Patience will be rewarded however if you allow time to do its work. Only then do you get the classic Rafanelli of red and dark fruit with chocolate, coffee, tobacco and baking spices; executed in a most seductive fashion. Sound structure. The finish is long. This is a great vintage from Rafanelli with a long life ahead. Better after 2025. — 8 days ago
Got to pop some special bottles when my good friend Shawn came in to town!
Finally getting to try this wine! A wonderful winemaker (Julien Fayard) meets killer fruit (Mt Veeder). A perfect marriage for these two as I think JFayard has an incredible skill set at working with quality Cabernet fruit. Inky purple in the glass with sexy aromas of fresh squeezed blue and black fruits, boysenberry jam, baking spices, dark chocolate shavings, and sweet smoke. Rich and decadent on the palate with a very “cool” type profile, like an Andes mint. There is an American oak type note like coconut, but this seems too rich and full of baking spices (French oak) to have American oak used. Velvet and plush with fine grained tannins. A touch of red fruit added to the palate compared to the dark profile aromatics. Little bit of licorice here too, so maybe a touch of malbec is added. Such a lengthy finish! This is a stunning bottle of cab. Thank you so much for bringing it @Shawn R . — 3 days ago
This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley.
Rich, powerful, extracted and fruit forward with black fruits and chocolate notes, vanilla, wood, spices, peppercorn, tobacco, graphite and dark coffee.
Full bodied with medium acidity.
Spicy with a long finish and round tannins.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. Good for parties.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$80. — 2 days ago
16.5/20 (91/100) Приятный и свежий аромат с нотами крыжовника, дыни, манго и луговых трав. Высокая кислотность, насыщенное во вкусе. Яркое и пышное вино без вульгарности. Один из самых приятных совиньонов, что довелось попробовать за последнее время. — 3 days ago
It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice one from Napa Valley.
Dark ruby in color with a brick rim.
Fruity on the nose with blackberries, cooked cherries, dried figs, licorice, cedar, heavy vanilla, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, chocolates, spices and mocha.
Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, sweet oak, spices, chocolates, peppercorn, dark coffee and tobacco.
Long finish with soft tannins and tangy cherries.
This is a very nice Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Fruit forward with a tangy finish.
Good right out of the bottle and will be better in the next few years with proper care.
Good by itself or with food. Delicious and yummy.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats, cheeses and light appetizers.
Aged for 16 months in 50% new French oak barrels.
14.6% alcohol by volume.
$33. — 6 days ago
It's time for Cabernet for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nicely aged one from Chile.
Dark ruby in color with a wide brick rim.
On the nose, blueberries, black cherries, black plums, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, dark coffee and black pepper.
Full-bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, leather, light bitter herbs, light earth, vinaigrette and peppercorn.
Long finish with smooth and elegant tannins and tangy cherries.
What a nice surprise. This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile. Nicely aged with nice balance and complexity.
Good right out of the bottle and better after 45 minutes of airtime in a decanter.
This 12 year old Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile is drinking extremely nicely now. Peaking now, with great complexity and a soft mouthfeel. Very tasty all by itself.
Thank you Elvira for sharing.
This is a great example of an under $20 wine that becomes delicious with proper aging.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged in French oak barrels for 12 months.
14% alcohol by volume.
$17 (Current vintage). — 13 days ago