It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice one from Napa Valley.
Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.
Fruity nose of blueberries, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco leaf, light alcohol, graphite, earth, leather, dark coffee and black pepper.
Full bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with plums black currants, stewed cherries, cedar, leather, earth, vanilla, licorice, light vegetables, pencil lead, peppercorn and dark chocolate.
Long finish with fine, yet firm, tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a very tasty Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Spicy and elegant.
Good by itself or with food. A nice sipping wine.
Still young and needs another 5 years in the bottle to mature properly. Needs a couple of hours to open up, so give it some time.
This has a good potential to get to 94+ points, but not right now. However it is already enjoyable even by itself.
If you like a big, yet restraint red, this one is for you.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
A blend of 99.35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 0.5% Petit Verdot and 0.15% Cabernet Franc. Aged for 25 months in 100% new French Oak barrels. A small production of only 103 cases.
14.8% alcohol by volume.
$150. — 6 days ago
Unlike many other 13s this is ready to go. 1 hr decant and it’s singing. Gorgeous nose. Toasty oak, crushed red currants, and green herbs waft up. Plush and bright, with red fruit, some blue fruit, dusty earth, rocks. Finishes with dark cherry cordial. — 10 days ago
Lovely wine. Rich and full-bodied. Inky purple color and a fabulous bouquet. Fresh red cherries, plums, and a hint of mocha with a full mouth feel. — 3 days ago
Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.
Nose has blackberry, boysenberry, ripe red cherry, dried raspberry, new leather, cedar shavings, blueberry skin and dry earth.
Palate has blackberry jam on old leather, dried black cherry, moist-loamy soil with sweet red pepper on the forever finish. Still showing tannins after a 4+ hour decant, this bottle could hold until a 20th birthday without concern, no color fade whatsoever.
One of the older bottles to Biale zinfandel to be coveted in our cellar, last bottle, of course. — 19 days ago
A very tasty Cabernet sauvignon from Napa. Showing black fruits with earth, wood, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco, light vegetables and mocha.
Full bodied and well balanced.
Dry and very fruity on the palate. Delicious, spicy and tasty.
Good by itself as a sipping wine by the porch.
Still young and needs 5 to 10 years of bottle age to mature and show its potential, but already very yummy.
Needs a couple of hours to open up properly.
14.2% alcohol by volume.
$40. — 22 days ago