Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

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Moon Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

So cool to be drinking this vintage. Our first trip to the winery was during harvest 2014, had the chance to help sort the Cab grapes as they came in from this particular vineyard.

Deep blackberry, cassis, fresh bay leaf, brown sugar, charcoal, hints of oak, earth and cinnamon stick all framed out with lively acidity. This is a very elegant, refined style. Obviously the stellar job we did sorting and de-stemming the fruit led to such clean, bright flavors 😉
— 7 days ago

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Carl Fischer

Carl Fischer

Love this!!!
Bill Bender

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Just an Italian Stallion being an Italian Stallion 👊🏽
TheSkip

TheSkip

I thought the cool kids were all using optical sorters now?

Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Started in 1972 with a simple philosophy - to focus production on only one varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon. A blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot & 0.5% Malbec. Dark opaque Ruby with aromas of red fruits, oak, sweet herbs and spice. On the palate raspberry and blackberry flavors with notes of cacao and espresso. Fine dusty tannins, satisfying acidity on lingering smooth finish ending with sweet oak tones. Nice! — 9 days ago

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Anakota

Helena Dakota Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Ron R
9.3

Floral nose, with hints of ripe raspberries. Refined palette, which oozes Black cherries, coffee, and kirsch. Finishes sweet, and textured. Tannins will enable this to sail on for another 7 years or so. — 6 days ago

Isaac, Eric and 24 others liked this
Ron R

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It’s a type of brandy. Typically consumed in Europe. It has a sweet perfume, but in my mind, is quite aggressive. In this case, I was referring to smell that carried thru to the palette.
Charles D Cummings

Charles D Cummings

Thanks Ron R!
Ron R

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You’re welcome, @Charles D Cummings

Fallon Place

Nacimento Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Pretty color of dark ruby with a wide reddish rim and medium intensity.

Fruity nose of cherries, oak, blueberries, red candy, licorice, earth, spices, leather, vinaigrette, light vegetables, light alcohol and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with strawberries, sour cherries, earth, blueberries, wood, light, vanilla leather, cloves, vegetables, bitter herbs and peppercorn.

Medium-plus on the finish with soft round tannins, spices and raspberries.

This is a nice cabernet from California. Well-balanced with nice complexity. Smooth, elegant, gentle and soft mouthfeel.

Good by itself or with food. I had it 6 months ago, and this time it was just as nice. Feels like a good quality California Pinot Noir.

I paired it with light appetizers.

This Single Vineyard Cabernet was aged in French oak barrels for 18 months.

14.5% alcohol by volume.



$42.
— 7 days ago

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Three Sticks

Moon Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Beautiful color. Blue fruit, leather, baking spices on the nose. Excellent tastes of blueberries, plums, raisins, and black pepper saturate your palate. Really sleek tannins, very nicely balanced and a fantastic finish. The first Moon Mountain district (Sonoma) I’ve ever had. I love it! — 15 days ago

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Jordan Vineyard & Winery

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Annual family tradition of going to the Gaylord Resort for a night, seeing the Christmas decorations, eating at Bob’s, and going to the ICE! exhibit. Always a weekend to look forward to! (And yes, that bottom right photo is a sleigh, Santa and reindeer all carved from ice!)

Bob’s had this bottle of Jordan for $95...that’s a difficult deal to turn down. Lovely nose of violets and cherry liqueur. Jasmine too. First bottle wasn’t as good as the second, but we were able to decant the 2nd and this wine needed at least 45mins. Great color and texture. Blackberries, blueberries, fig, bing cherries. Balanced.
— 13 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

Severn Goodwin

Agreed, that is a decent restaurant price for that bottle. Impressive ice sculpture!

Chateau St. Jean

Cinq Cépages Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

David T
9.1

Drinking nicely from 375ml. Ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, plum, blueberries, soft spice, soft leather, dry top soil, fresh dark florals, round acidity and a nice round elegant finish. Photos of their Estate, barrel making, tasting room and Estate vines. Hope they recover quickly from the fire damage they experienced this fall. — 6 days ago

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Morlet Family Vineyards

Mon Chevalier Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

David T
9.4

On the nose; ripe, powerful, blackberries, spiced black plum, dark liqueured cherries, baked strawberries, mocha chocolate, dark chocolate, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, haunting blue fruits, river stones, crushed rocks, chocolate pudding, spice-box, fresh tobacco leaf, graphite, violet and fresh dark floral bouquet. The palate is just starting to nicely resolve. It’s thick, rich and powerful with dusty tannins. Dark currants, blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, baked strawberries, boysenberries, blue fruits that come & go, mocha, dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon stick, chocolate pudding, spice-box, graphite, fresh tobacco leaf, dark dry earth, stones, crushed rocks, dry herbs, spearmint, underbrush, violets & fresh dark florals, round acidity, big structure, long length, perfect tension, long, round, rich and very elegant long beautifully polished finish. It’s in its first year of good drinking with another 15 years plus of good drinking ahead. It has the potential for 2-3 more points with 5-8 more years in the bottle. Photos of their property and Owner/Winemaker Luc Morlet. — 10 hours ago

Jason, Sofia and 9 others liked this

Kamen Estate Wines

Moon Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

I'd give it to the hunnicutt for pure flavor right now, but this has the stuffing to age — 7 days ago

Shay, David and 15 others liked this

Dane Cellars

Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Nice wine. Full on the mouth. Gives you some fruit, some chalk, tannins don't disappoint. Thank you Bart @Bart Hansen - Dane Cellars — 8 days ago

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