Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

Laurel Glen

Cabernet Sauvignon 1985

I truly do not care what the ratings are for this wine. it was definitely the wine of the night and we had a ton of bad ass wines tonight! Such balance and opulence. Time definitely did this justice as it was fully integrated and drank like a kick ass Bordeaux!!!! All of us at the table tonight we’re looking at each other going, OMG! We literally could not put the bottle down as it was that good. Thank you so much my friend for sharing this gorgeous beauty with us.!!!! @David Wrightson @David L You would have loved this monster my friend! Reminiscent of the bad ass wines that we killed in New York together!@Shawn R A repeat will be forthcoming soon enough! Can’t wait to get together! Love you guys! Can’t Wait to see all of you guys!! LOL — 9 days ago

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James Cahill

James Cahill

Nice pull and love to hear about the ‘ol school Cali cabs at 30+ years delivering the goods.
Carl Fischer

Carl Fischer

A 10 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 sounds like a killer night!
Martin G Rivard

Martin G Rivard

@James Cahill @Carl Fischer @David L poured., no decant & it evolved in the glass for at least an hour with no signs of fading


"Farmer" Ithaka Penelopes Spell Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

This wine is quite dark both in view and on the nose. That nose, oh boy. It's much more rustic than Cabs usually are, with deep roots in tar, leather, earth and smoke. Truly incredible. The palate shows rustic notes, too, and is likely the Greek grapes making themselves heard. Deep, dark fruit reminds me of a Sangiovese crossed with a Cab. The acidity is youthful, while the tannins are smooth. — 18 days ago

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Randy Fuller

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Thanks, Trixie!

Daniel Cohn Wine Company

Bellacosa Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Drank this 2015 at Sienna Tuscan steak house in Wichita, KS. Wonderful deep dark colors, a medium nose, and beautiful mouth feel. Slightly smoky to start, but in a good way, but that was gone soon. Beautiful tannins that handled / paired with my steak perfectly. Recommend med to heavy fare. Drink now or hold for up to 5 years — 6 days ago

Robert Young Estate Winery

Bob's Burn Pile Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

What a wine. I look down to see the 2020-2025 drinking window on Cellartracker, and can't help but thinking that this probably would be the best window if I had any willpower at all. Unfortunately I don't...therefore find the cork out of this one after a 2012 Gargiulo G Major 7 has been successfully polished. This has to be one of the better Cabs coming out of Geyserville IMO, and this producer knows a thing or two about cab having planted the first cab vines in Alexander Valley. Powerful blackberry and meaty nose. The entry is all blackberry, medium+ to full bodied, with a licorice note in the middle, leather and spice. Finishes very stiff, and this is where I think this wine will improve in the next five years. But this one is in NO HURRY of showing its complexity. Already drinking rather well and very happy that I have a mag of this one set aside. — 7 days ago

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Del Rio Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Greg Ballington

@Delectable Wine this is the Aperture Cellars Del Rio Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.

Brand new release (3/6) and inaugural bottling from Aperture Cellars and Jesse Katz.
Super dark purple in appearance. A bit of iron on the nose with notes of black berries, cigar box and baking spices. Heavy tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Rich and voluptuous palate with baking spices, blueberries, cassis, anise and crushed gravel. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2036. (94+)

First time trying these Single Vineyard Cabernets by Jesse Katz and boy were we in for a treat. This is the inaugural bottling of their Del Rio Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon which is made up of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. If aged like the Oliver Ranch Vineyard then it is aged for 20 months in 70% new French oak barrels. This will only improve with age.

$$$ - Sample provided by the winery. Release price is $95.00.

— a month ago

Sean BallingtonIndia Okoh
with Sean and India
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Et Cetera Wine Company

&c. Et Cetera Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

We won this wine at our kid's school auction. Soooo, not sure at all what to expect. Also surprised that we were the only ones who bidded. 2007 was some dad-gummed-- year- kissed my-soon-to be husband, interviewed for my first Union job. Small things. They add up. NB, my nose is not working! Damn cold. So my tongue reports that there are some very soft tannins. Lovely red color, nice legs. Red color lingers on the back of my tongue. Gets more grapey with a bit of airing out. Nice wine. — 5 days ago

Linked Vineyards

Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Shay A

Wednesday Wine Committee and what a fantastic line-up by John! Typical format of 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind.

One of the best 2011s I’ve ever had. Morlet is the winemaker. Wow! Nose almost smelled like American oak was used...not sure if any was or not. Entire fruit spectrum, nutmeg, cocoa, with a lingering finish that was almost mint like. I guessed 10-yr old Ridge Monte Bello...high praise!
— 6 days ago

Dan FitzgeraldJeff MeyerBenjamin Keator
with Dan, Jeff and 2 others
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Helena Dakota Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Shay A

Wednesday Wine Committee and what a fantastic line-up by John! Typical format of 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind.

Most guessed left bank Bordeaux here. It seemed the least “Cali” out of the 4 reds...not leathery, but more plum than red, black or blue fruit. Very balanced in terms of sweet fruit vs savory herbal/earthy components.
— 6 days ago

Dan FitzgeraldJeff MeyerBenjamin Keator
with Dan, Jeff and 2 others
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Dutcher Crossing

Taylor Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

It’s been a day: rehearsal, study, performance more study so I deserved to crack this. I gave the 2010 a ten but I was just learning. Also 2014 not as good a get but this still stands up. There’s a reason I’m a member of Dutcher. It (she!) never fails. I taste the 18% Syrah and I’m into it. It brings the pepper n earth. I know I rated the 2013 I wish I had both to compare. The cab is rich and ripe and it’s a smooth one. Acid and alcohol: rather high. Tannins: high but velvety. And damn but this wine is purple thank you Syrah? Anyway it is a fitting reward for a busy, productive and entertaining (creating and absorbing) day. Go team Cali Cab. — 14 days ago

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Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher

Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher

Would of paired well with fried zucchini from Carls Jr,
Ellen Clifford

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@Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher intriguing! I’ll have to try it when I get around to ordering fries. Tho I usually end up wanting/ordering McDonalds fries. But I’m trying to expand my palate. Both wine and fried things.

Rodney Strong

Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Drinking the 2013 in 2018. Deep rich color with excellent clarity. Thick long lasting legs. Earthy bouquet with raspberry and blackberry notes. Smooth flavor with low tannins. Earthy flavors with a sweet berry finish. — a day ago