It is time for my Friday's Cabernet fix! This time it is a very nice one from California.
Dark ruby/ purple in color with a wide reddish rim.
Beautiful nose of blackberries, black currants, sweet plums, sweet cherries, raisins, licorice, vanilla, oak, eucalyptus, mint, leather, earth, graphite, spices and peppercorn.
Full-bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, black cherries, oak, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, leather, beef jerky, light vegetables, pencil lead, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, dark coffee and peppercorn.
Long finish with angular tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon from the Sierra Foothills in California. Showing lots of black fruits and spices. Not fully balanced yet, as it is still too young, but already drinking wonderfully. Showing great complexity and mouthfeel with nice structure.
Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and bring out its complexity and tannins. Only after 3 hours, the tannins calm down and tangy cherries come in on the palate.
What a wonderful evolution with time this is showing. At the beginning, it taste like a California Cabernet and it moves on after a few hours to taste like a Napa Merlot. I love these kind of wines.
Needs a few more years in the bottle to mature and balance itself out. Good by itself as a sipping wine or with food.
This is a big wine that will pair well with BBQ Meats. I paired it with hard and soft cheeses and crackers.
This is a Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 15 months in American Oak barrels.
14.4% alcohol by volume.
$27 — 4 days ago
Had at Rancho Murieta inn with John and Kevin — a day ago
This is a full bodied red with nicely balanced acidity, possibly the best I have tasted of such a blend. It is smooth but not too thick,!with black currant and blueberry fruits up front, with a healthy dose of plum to the finish. There is a splash of palate cleansing bite at the very end of the finish 😻 — 7 days ago
Grippy tannins with earthy black cherries and a peppery finish. Slightly hazy and reddish brown in color. — 13 days ago
Tangy, oxidized, pungent, tasty — 10 days ago