It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice one from Red Hills.
Dark purple in color with a purplish rim.
Fruity nose of blackberries, raspberries, black plums, oak, light vanilla, licorice, herbs, tobacco leaf, earth, spices, chocolates, dark coffee and black pepper.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, black currants, oak, tobacco, licorice, peppercorn, coffee, cinnamon, earth, spices, light vegetables and herbs.
Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Lake County in California. Fruit forward with lots of coffee and chocolates notes.
Needs a few hours of airtime to open up, but drinkable right out of the bottle too. Big tannins come out after a couple of hours of air.
Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel, but still very young, and needs five years in the bottle to mature properly. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years. Will age nicely in the next 10 years.
I had the 2017 vintage a year ago and it is very consistent.
Easy drinking and good by itself or with food. Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats.
14.3% alcohol by volume.
$75. — 3 days ago
$20 @ Domestique. Unobjectionable. — 4 days ago
Meadowcroft Wines Nelson Ranch Pinot Gris 2021, Mendocino County, California
Pale lemon in color.
Very aromatic nose of flowers, citrus, lemons, green apples, sweet grapefruits, herbs and spices.
Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.
Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, bitter herbs, light vegetables, earth and spices.
Tangy finish with spices and almonds.
This is a very tasty Pinot Gris from Mendocino County. Nicely balanced, spicy and tangy.
This Single Vineyard Pinot Gris is showing a really pretty nose.
Feels more like a Californian Sauvignon Blanc.
Easy drinking and good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
A small production of only 2,200 bottles.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$30. — 14 days ago
Ruby in color with medium intensity.
Strong nose of raspberries, cherries, oak, licorice, light vanilla, tobacco, lemon peal, spices, chocolates and black pepper.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate with cherries, ripe raspberries, strawberries, sweet spice, earth, light herbs, light wood, dark coffee and peppercorn.
Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a nice cool climate Pinot Noir from Los Carneros in Sonoma County. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel.
This Single Vineyard is easy drinking and a nice porch wine. Spicy and entertaining.
Good right out of the bottle, and better after 20 minutes of airtime.
I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.
A small production of only 2,000 bottles.
13.8% alcohol by volume.
$46. — a month ago
Inky in color with a short purple rim.
Strong fruity nose of black currants, plums, cooked cherries, dried fruits, light oak, spices, chocolates, coffee, licorice and black pepper.
Full bodied and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, milk chocolates, coffee, cola and peppercorn.
Nice finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.
This is a nice and easy drinking Petite Sirah from Mendocino County.
Nicely balanced, rich and fruit forward. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.
Good right out of the bottle and better after an hour of airtime.
Still young, and would be better in a few years. Will be nice to revisit it in a couple of years, and see how it evolved.
Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good with BBQ Meats.
100% Petite Sirah grapes were aged in French oak barrels. Organic.
14.8% alcohol by volume.
$26. — 19 days ago
Berry forward and deep for a pinot. Enjoyed! — 2 days ago
Cabernet ... Great .... Buy more at TJs — 5 days ago
We really like it! — 7 days ago