Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

Amici Cellars

Olema Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Time for my Friday's Cabernet fix. This time it's a tasty Sonoma County Cabernet.

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, cedar, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, smoke, chocolates, mocha, coffee, leather, caramel and peppercorn.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, black plums, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, light vegetables, earth and herbs.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cranberries.

This Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon is drinking very nicely now, with an enjoyable mouthfeel, nice complexity and balance.

Good by itself or with food. Needs 90 minutes to open up properly and show some tannins, but enjoyable enough right out of the bottle. A very typical (and enjoyable) Sonoma Cabernet.

Peaking now and it won't be as good for long, so if you have one, drink up.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of cheeses and meats.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

— 7 days ago

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@"Odedi" Odedi good Friday night fix, all is well in the world Cheers 🍷


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Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2009. Only one plot at Silver Oak affected. Today, a family member commented that CA wines may be all gone. I responded I'd rather never drink another glass but have all those innocent people and homes back. In the meantime, we continue to drink our Napa faves in our cellar- it's Friday, so this one's a magnum. #NapaFire — 6 days ago

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@Kim Stanbro need those shocking facing pictures haha
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Thank you @Kim Stanbro. This has been a very difficult week for our community but we will persevere!
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@Matt Duncan we are watching the news and thinking of you all! Stay safe and don't give up.

Goldschmidt Vineyards

Yoeman Vineyard Single Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Big whiff of pepper on the nose. Very ripe fruit on the palate with fine grained tannins on the finish. Plush. @Michael Mathews this was a gift from you - gracias, amigo! — 2 days ago

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Awesome. I still have my signed bottle too....glad you enjoyed it!!
Kirk Feyereisen

Kirk Feyereisen

@Michael Mathews not a speck of grit in the bottle once empty.

Agharta Wines

Mountain Terraces Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Been disappointed in Pax's more recent releases, by very much enjoyed this one. 14.7 ABV. Decanted 2 hrs ahead - big alkies nose to it, but not when you drink it, thankfully. Deep strawberry and blueberry, hint of dirt and smoke, low tannin. Very much enjoyed. — 3 days ago

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Chateau St. Jean

Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Ryan M

Chateau St. Jean RIP. Great memories!!

Deep dark ruby red color. Opened up after an hour to a smooth cherry, tobacco, new oak, & blackberry.

Just realized pics were from 2013!!
— 9 days ago

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🙁 terrible
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Hard to believe. Sad
Kim Stanbro

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@Ryan M We also visited many years ago and are heartbroken we may not see them again. Hope they can rebuild and recover.

Cornell Vineyard

Sonoma County Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

14' Cornell Cabernet. If anyone has this in a 2013 , I would love to trade or buy it !! — 5 days ago

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Counterfeit Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

What do I know. Ratings are low. I like it. Decent blend. Not great but..... — 8 days ago

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Chateau St. Jean

Cinq Cépages Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

David T

One of my favorite things to do when I go into K&L is to look through their library wines. From time to time, I look down and smile when I see 10-15 year old Cing Cepages. Especially, at the price they are re-sold. One the best values in Sonoma/Napa Cabernet. This 05 followed the 05 Alban Reva and it was drinking perfectly. Soft, luxurious and elegant in the mouth. Beautifully ripe; black plum, blackberries, plum, dark cherries & black raspberries. Well balanced fruit and earth, nice baking spices, excellent florals, round acidity and well polished finish. For those of you drinking your new big red wines too young, this is they way to go. Buy library wines like these to keep you from opening your very high priced red wines long before they're ready to drink. Good library wines will drink much better and cost you so much less than your new big red wine releases. For example, I find these older Cing Cepages for around $35. The lowest price for their 2013 vintage on Wine Searcher is $59. For less $$$, you're drinking beautifully elegant and READY wine. For every new producers new release you buy, buy some nice library wines. You'll reap the benefits of patience down the road. Photos of; Chateau St. Jean, their vineyard grapes and Winemakers Margo & Don Van Staaveren and the Chateau St. Jean barrel/tasting room. — 19 days ago

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Chalk Hill

Estate Bottled Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Greg Ballington

Deep garnet red with a touch of ruby in the core. Aged nose with notes of plums, damp earth, truffles and tobacco. Medium tannins (5.5/10) and medium bodied. A touch toasty on the palate with burnt cherries, bark and some cocoa leaves. Medium to medium plus finish. Drink till 2018. — 5 days ago

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Gundlach Bundschu

Vintage Reserve Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

2010. Opened it because we don't know the status but we hear Gun-Bun has been impacted by #NapaFire. devastated this may be the last bottle from one of the first Sonoma wineries we ever visited as a couple. — 11 days ago

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Kim Stanbro

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@TheSkip @Daniel P. Drake I've heard recently GunBun may have survived??? A few wineries created their own controlled fire walls- sacrificing one plot of vines to save the rest. I'm hopeful. My first stop in CA will be to a blood bank to donate and my luggage already contains face masks- I've heard they are running out so that can be easily donated. :(
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@Kim Stanbro Delectable just launched a Napa/Sonoma Fire featured feed. We both have posts there. I just updated mine again this morning. There’s some better news for you in my update on Bundschu... Despite earlier reports of significant fire damage, the winery buildings are structurally sound, said Katie Bundschu. But the property was on the fire line so Bundschu said the family is still assessing crop damage. All my hopes and prays for this tragedy ending soon!
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@David T thank you for the updates. This is unbelievable.