Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

Gundlach Bundschu

Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1553

Well the pros have it wrong on this one. This is 2014 Gundlach Bundschu cabernet sauvignon from Sonoma. I give it a perfect 9.8 after a 30 min decant! The blackberry and dark currant typical of a big cab is overwhelmingly good. The chocolate and spicy initial palate is to die for. Then the rush of American oak and cigar box lines the foundation of this amazing cab. The finish is dry with a subtle tart tingle on the sides of the tongue. Good grief, I need MORE!!!!!!! — 8 days ago

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Pied a Terre

Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Great value. So good. Minerals, spice, dark fruit. I need more, . — 8 days ago

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Kenwood Vineyards

Artist Series Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 1978

This was from the time when the French were saying California wines wouldn’t age. The label says it should have “a long life approaching 20 years”. It’s delicious at 40. Laurel Glen and Steiner vineyard grapes. — a day ago

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Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1994

The Zellerbach was more ready. This was still quite young. — 5 days ago

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I think the release price and that was $15. What a great steakhouse!
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@David L fun place for sure.

Bedrock Wine Co.

Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

Still young but coming together. Decant for a couple hours and you get a great rustic style cab that’s just starting to show its stuff. Red fruited with great acidity and finishes with notes of cedar and drying tannins. Great value here and will really be something in 5 more years. — 12 days ago

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Peter Michael Winery

Les Pavots Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2005

For my 5,000th review on Vivino, it's time for a special bottle. Here is a gorgeous Bordeaux blend.

Dark ruby in color with a short brick rim.

Gorgeous nose of blueberries, cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, smoke, eucalyptus, black pepper, tobacco, herbs, leather, wet leaves, earth, vegetables and graphite.

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

Dry on the palate with blueberries, plums, cherries, figs, licorice, wood, vanilla, sweet cherries, graphite, spices, earth, wet leaves, herbs, light vegetables and black pepper.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

What a great surprise. This Bordeaux blend is drinking so beautifully right now. Well balanced and very complex. Gentle with lots of fruits and earth notes.

This 14 year old from Knights Valley needs a couple of hours to open up properly and really show up. Delicious.

Robert Parker 95 points. Wine Spectator 95 points.

A blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot and 2% Petit verdot.

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

15.1% alcohol by volume.

97 points.

— 4 days ago

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Sauvignon Blanc

Ron R

Another @David L suggestion, which has become our mainstay at home - thanks again. Unbeatable in terms of quality, and expression of the Sauvignon Blanc. Lifted and lively, but in a controlled way.
White flowers such as lilac present on the nose. Pristine, focused palate displays passion fruit, tinned peaches, and pineapple. Finishes with calcium, perfect balance and acidity. A domestic SB that is untouchable in the $35 price range.
Keto pizza in the foreground. Joint effort by wifey and I.
— 14 days ago

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@Ron R Keto pizza is a staple in our house (my wifey is diabetic). Excellent job...looks delicious!
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@Michael Meyer, I spent much of my healthcare career in the diabetes space (insulin delivery). Spent much of my time in the philanthropy space. Jointly led efforts to raise over $200k over 2 years for people living with T1 and T2. Take care care of your wife, as I know you are 🙂
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@Eric Shanks, @Michael Meyer, one important point regarding the crust... zucchini has high water content. I grate it into a sieve (or cloth), and squeeze as much water out as possible, before I mix it with the other ingredients. The crust is much better with zucchini! Enjoy.

Pride Mountain Vineyards

Sonoma/Napa County Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

PnP. A nice wine at the moment though the oak is still pretty pronounced. Hoping day 2 will be better. — 4 days ago

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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House

Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

A lovely private label from a reputable producer and a great steakhouse 👌🏻 Rich, layered, and solid body. Paired nicely with a 45 day dry aged strip. — 2 days ago

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Love the restaurant and am impressed with the move from Foley to Hobbs for their private label.
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I second that. Foley to Hobbs was a good move. While we really enjoyed the former I think the latter is quite good

Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1992

Shay A

Enjoyed trying this after the ‘91 Montelena. Similarities and differences. Picked up signature American oak here with notes of herbs and dill, but not as much of the coconut smell I normally get (maybe that fades with age?). Focused. Leather, baked black cherry pie, muddled rhubarb, bayleaf. Soft and round with very nice depth. Lingering finish. I thought this outdid the ‘85 it was next to quite easily (though that bottle may have been flawed). — 18 days ago

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@Matt Duncan : This was a standout and an impressive showing. The ‘85 was also the Alexander Valley but something just seemed off...wasn’t corked, and it certainly wasn’t bad, just seemed off/tired. Bummer.
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Was your ‘85 Alex bottle one we recorked at the winery? Should have a little sticker on the back if so.
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@Matt Duncan : Just checked...didn’t see a sticker. Just the label on the back.