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Effingham

Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

Effingham Manor Cellars Effingham Reserve 2019, Virginia

Happy
#nationalwineday. Celebrating with a unique one from Virginia.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

On the nose black currants, oak, plums, black cherries, Indian spices, licorice, tobacco leaf, black tea, herbs, dark chocolates, eucalyptus and peppercorn.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, currants, oak, light vanilla, spices, espresso, earth, peppercorn, tobacco leaf and herbs.

Soft finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a very interesting red blend from Virginia. Showing nice complexity already, with a soft mouthfeel. Tasty and enjoyable.

Smells very much like a young Bordeaux right out of the bottle.

Needs an hour in a decanter to open up.

Once it opens up, the palate catches up to the Bordeaux Style as well.

Still young and needs a few years to mature. Showing good potential, and would be nice to revisit it in 3 years.

At this point, the Merlot is more dominant than the rest. Feels like a right bank Bordeaux. Spicy, tangy and entertaining.

Good by itself or with food. Really enjoyed the nose once it opened up. A very nice sipping wine.

A blend of 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 19% Tannant, 15% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Aged for 14 months in American oak barrels.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$49.
— 2 hours ago

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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Winemaker Series Battuello Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Ten years aging in my cellar at 52 degrees. Stags’ Leap 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Decanting for one hour. This was recommended by the winery when I purchased it. Today is the day. Its now 10 years old. It is absolutely stunning! The cork was perfectly preserved with a minimal saturation level. The bouquet is a beautiful African violet and black licorice explosion in the nose. The initial palate delivers a robust dark berry and dark currant fruit. The mid pallet slides in with a velvety and Earthy quality. Lots of silk and butter. Then comes the rich mineral infused soil and Graphite middle. There is a bit of chocolate in the pallet. The finish is so smooth you might never stop sliding until you pull yourself another glass. The tannins are so soft and supple. it is moderately dry leaving you thirsty for more. Perfect Cab! — a day ago

Dick, Sharon and 4 others liked this

Brea

California Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

2014. Looked in the cellar for a not too tannic red wine to pair with grilled steak and asparagus and this unoaked cab fits the bill perfectly! — 6 days ago

Josh, Brian and 1 other liked this

The Prisoner Wine Company

Saldo Red Blend 2019

New blend from the Prisoner Wine Co. Very Dense. Petite Sirah, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. I initially liked the label better than the wine - the flavor components just didn’t seem to really integrate all that well - except a day later this wine found its balance. So you really want to decant like crazy to fully enjoy this bottle. — 4 days ago

Eddie, Eric and 1 other liked this

Domaine Drouhin

Oregon Pinot Noir 2015

Oregon Pinot’s blow California Pinot’s out of the water. They are so much more consistent, and less fruity and syrupy.

Aged enough. Ready to drink… with steak sandwiches.
— 2 days ago

Vin, Riccardo and 1 other liked this

Hundred Acre Vineyard

Kayli Morgan Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

#AgedWineTuesday

Dark ruby in color with a brick rim.

Beautiful nose of blueberries, blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, mint, espresso, earth, spices, black pepper, light vegetables, eucalyptus and pencil lead.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, black plums, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, spices, tobacco leaf, chocolates, coffee, green olives, peppercorn, earth, black tea, light vegetables and herbs.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 13 year old Cabernet Sauvignon is drinking very nicely now, although still young.

Gentle, elegant and tasty. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Nicely balanced with lots of fruits.

Tastes very much like a good quality left bank Bordeaux. Loved the nose here.


Will continue age nicely in the next 15 years. Would be nice to revisit it again in 5 years, as I see it becoming even better.

This Single Vineyard is a delicious wine that needs time to open up properly. I gave it 4 hours in the decanter.

Robert Parker 96 points.

Thank you Sonny for sharing this with me.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good with food. Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats. I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$600 (current vintage).
— 8 days ago

Eric, Peter and 26 others liked this

Cocobon Wines

Estates Roasted Oak California Red Blend

Color of dark purple. Nose of woody barrel, dark fruits, strength of alcohol, and more oaky note. Taste is smooth and sweet, low tannins, with slightly burn maybe due to being aged in oak barrel. Some more grapefruit, acidity, cocoa, spicy alcohol and sweet ripe fruits in the 2nd sip. Aftertaste definitely shows some warmth in the throat. Quite tasty at this price range. — 9 days ago

Mike, Ron and 2 others liked this

Matthiasson

California Rosé Blend 2021

Is there a better rosé out there? Seriously, let me know if you have a suggestion because this stuff is flames and hits at just 11.5 ABV which is arguably the most important quality in a pink wine. — 8 days ago

David, Ron and 13 others liked this

Yuengling

Traditional Lager

America's oldest brewery. I don't usually drink beer but this isn't bad. Not available in my hometown! Rating is a placeholder...🤷‍♀️ — 5 days ago

Severn, Ron and 7 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Sounds good!🍻

Halcyon

California Cabernet Franc

#HalcyonSundaze

2018 Halcyon California #CabernetFranc delivering oodles of crunchy red fruits, rhubarb, green bell pepper with herbal finish

slightly chilly is tha dilly
— 8 days ago

Severn, Hermes and 5 others liked this