Dark purple in color with a short reddish rim.
On the nose blueberries, black plums, cherries, oak, licorice, spices, tobacco, light vanilla, light bitter herbs and peppercorn.
Medium plus in body and smooth, with medium acidity.
Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, black currants, coffee, cedar, licorice, light vanilla, tobacco, herbs, chocolates, light vegetables, peppercorn, spices and light earth.
Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This 2 year old Napa Malbec is a nice surprise. Although very young, it is very approachable. Tasty and tangy. Showing nice complexity with a soft and smooth mouthfeel.
Good by itself or with food. Easy
drinking, fruit forward and very pleasant. Rich, elegant and smooth.
Good right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours of airtime. Will be nice to revisit it in 3 years, and see how it evolved.
Paired nicely with my stinky French Brie cheese.
100% Malbec grapes were aged in American and French oak barrels (mostly French) for 18 months. A small production of only 250 cases.
14.2% alcohol by volume.
$60. — 14 days ago
Flora Springs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017: Medium-body. Bold flavors. Dominate black fruit & cherry notes with soft touches of vanilla, spice & oak. Very well integrated tannins leading into a long, smooth, yet dry finish. All in all, an enjoyable mid-priced California Cabernet showcasing the classic Napa Cab characteristics. This was a solid selection for my quick biz trip to Nashville. Filet Mignon & Flora Springs! A winning combination! Cheers🍷 — a month ago
Unassuming. Strict, quiet, barely there aromas of gunpowder, white flowers, blanched almonds. The pale hay colors suggest this is light and easy. It’s not.
It’s 14.5% - fatty oily, type A introvert of a wine.
Slightly hot, we get yellow peach, jasmine, almond. Drink this at cellar temp and drink slow, as she charges quick. — 7 days ago
Beautiful wine! I’ve had other vintages of this wine in the past. I tasted this 2017 out of 1.5L. Felt quite feminine in nature. Medium plus acidity and a long finish. Red fruited, and earthy. Dried cranberries, and tarragon. Seemed like a kaleidoscope of aromas and flavors. Very happy to have tried this! — 14 days ago
It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious Cabernet Franc from Napa Valley.
Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.
On the nose black plums, cooked cherries, black currants, cedar, licorice, vanilla, milk chocolates, coffee, black pepper, spices and light earth.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and nice legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, chocolates, light alcohol, sweet caramel and peppercorn.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.
This is a very tasty Cabernet Franc. Easy drinking and good as a sipping wine. Very chocolatey and so smooth and delicious.
Drinking very nicely already, although very young at this point. Would be nice to revisit this in 3 years, and will age nicely in the next 7 to 10 years.
Although it is dry, it has a sweet feel, like chocolate covered dried fruits, which makes it very pleasant and interesting.
Good right out of the bottle and much better after an hour in a decanter. Showing nice complexity with a nice, soft mouthfeel. Fruit forward and rich.
Will pair nicely with grilled meats. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses,
100% Cabernet Franc grapes were aged for 18 months in mostly French Oak barrels. A small production of only 250 cases.
14.2% alcohol by volume.
$60. — a month ago
One of my favorite more-affordable Oregon pinots. Ripe raspberry, rose and vanilla on the nose. Ripe raspberry and blue fruits on the palate. Very delicate and floral in character. Maybe a touch hot suggesting it could do well with some aging. Love it! — 3 days ago
Light straw in color. Complex hints of dried flowers, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Bold flavors of pears, peaches and grapefruit. Despite 100% ML it is not overly creamy. The acidity is fantastic and typical of of higher elevation wines. The oak aging is evident but not intrusive. The finish is really nice as well. — 25 days ago
Meg was right about 5+ more years of aging. Just getting close to perfection. — 4 days ago
Medium pink; medium plus intensity aromas of ripe strawberry, raspberry, rich potpourri (like a rich perfume), forest floor, sandalwood, coconut husk, vanilla; dry, medium acid, high alcohol, full body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; hot, quite rich, creamy and ripe, decadent — a month ago
Oh my god. Red wine with oomph, how I have missed thee. My 31 year old taste buds thank thee for your powerful musk.
Italian wines smell like my grandfather. He was a Don. Capital D and all. Dark, spiced perfume of hot cinnamon, blackberry compote, cherry pie, a tannery, and black pepper.
Tannins are welcome here. A muted acidity allows the purity of the fruit and the smokey warmth of the baking spices to glow. — 7 days ago