Outstanding. Complex, full-bodied, and seductive. Pink grapefruit, white peach, mandarin, and honeysuckle. Beautiful balance and long-lasting, satisfying finish. — a month ago
Frank Fredericks Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, California
It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a gorgeous one from Napa.
Dark ruby in color with a nice brick rim. Pretty color.
Strong nose of blueberries, black cherries, black plums, earth, oak, light vanilla, licorice, peppercorn, tobacco, chocolates, spices and graphite.
Medium plus in body and elegant, with medium plus acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with black plums, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, earth, tobacco, light green vegetables and herbs.
Nice tangy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity, especially on the nose, with a nice and easy mouthfeel.
Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. I gave it 3 hours to open up. As it opens up, it becomes spicier with more earthy notes.
Still young, but already enjoyable even by itself. A new world wine with a touch of Bordeaux. Very interesting.
Would benefit from 5 to 10 years of bottle time, and will continue to age nicely in the next 20 years.
A good quality wine that shows good potential to become a 95+ point wine.
Paired very nicely with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
A blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon,
2% Petit Verdot and 1% Merlot. Aged in new French oak for 27 months.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$275 (upon release). — 14 hours ago
Opulent, ornate. A deep ruby with thick viscous legs: 15.5 ABV. The nose is a bit dominated by new oak, leaning towards cedar. Otherwise, blueberry and blackberry are quite present, as are floral (rose) notes. On the palate it's quite delicious, big juicy fruit with a slight acidic bite. Medium plus bodied, quite hot on the alcohol. Nice subtle tannins, and a super long finish.
This is very very good now, especially stacked up against massive fat (e.g., ribeye). Over time it will be a competition between the high alcohol and the soft tannins. I say hold for 2-3 years for maximum benefit.
P.S. This is my first exposure to this winery. I have a case and will update notes over time. So far I really like it... But not enough to do housework for @Ron R
93 points — 12 hours ago
Arsenal Bordeaux blend from Kirk Venge. Another killer wine in a very Napa fashion. It’s just a baby. Dark rim and color. Full on 14.9% ABV. Gorgeous. Nose of plums and menthol and delicious acidity. Tannins are solid and the mid-palette and finish deliver an opulent experience. I can’t wait to see how this develops over the next few days and I’m the cellar. Really a bargain at any price. Sublime. Cheers! — 12 hours ago
Tamber Bey 2015 cabernet sauvignon. I am trying this wine for the first time and it is fantastic on day two after opening the bottle last night. We have that typical fields of Lavendar ￼and wild violets on the bouquet. The palate begins with amazing dark berries and a little splash of cherry. It’s so good I’m going to the website now to order some more. Now comes vanilla, molasses, leather, and a very oaky-Earthy mid pallet￼￼￼￼. The finale really brings in the peppery and dry finish￼ in the entire mouth. WOW! This is a beautiful Cabernet I’m going to order of the 2017 Oakville and compare. — a month ago
Pale lemon in color.
Strong nose of gooseberry, white flowers, lemons, citrus, limes, light tropical fruits, green apples and spices.
Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.
Dry on the palate with lemon juice, green apples, grapefruits, herbs, spices and white pepper.
Medium length on the finish with tart lemons.
This is a nice surprise. Not your usual Napa Sauvignon Blanc. Feels like a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with less tropical fruits.
Simpler out of the bottle and really changed after 30 minutes of airtime.
Nicely balanced and refreshing. Not bitter, which I liked. Tangy and interesting.
Good by itself or with food and would pair nicely with seafood. I had it all by itself, by the pool.
14.2% alcohol by volume.
$30. — a month ago