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Bodegas Felix Callejo

Crianza Selección de Viñedos de la Familia Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2005

Day 3: Heavy mushrooms framed by sage and cedar, with chamomile and pork fat. There is persimmon, nutmeg, dried grapes, tar, dark raisin bread, tobacco leaf, and poppy seed. This thing was an unwieldy wooden baton on Saturday night; a real leather daddy. It has since opened into a lumberjack in a leather tunic felling a large birch near a meadow of scorched wildflower. He’s sweating, and lightly peppered. Grilled apple, eel skin, dried black currant, dried roses, rawhide, marinated plum, and a tart persistence that is neither graphite, or smoke, but something similar with a dry-rubbed saline-sweetness in the mix. Delicious! Took forever, and I knew it was a bad idea to open so young, but we did it! #callejo #riberadeldueronothing #riberadelduero #NoSpainNoGain #spanishwines #spanishwine #FelixCallejo #bigredwines — 2 years ago

Franciscan Estate

Stylus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

This Cabernet was the star of the show when I tasted at Franciscan! It has a lot of structure while still being delicate. Very smooth despite medium plus tannins. On the nose, eucalyptus, cherry, tobacco smoke. On the palate, chewy, cherry, blackberry, oak, silky, and a mocha finish. A wine I will definitely enjoy again! #lifeisacabernet #winepuns #winelife #winepuns #napavalleywines #bigredwines — 4 years ago

Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Even with some age on this Cab, it is still very robust. On the nose, violet, lavender, jammy strawberry, and raspberry notes. On the palate, sour cherry, dusty earth, green bell pepper, smoke, and a leather finish. #lifeisacabernet #winepuns #winelife #bigredwines — 4 years ago

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Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

What you would expect from Silver Oak. On the nose, green bell pepper, mint, rose, and cherry. On the palate, sour cherry, strawberry, green bell pepper, medium plus tannins, but still very smooth. #lifeisacabernet #winelife #napavalleycabs #bigredwines — 4 years ago

Franciscan Estate

Clos Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

This Clos Reserve really stood out to me. On the nose, earth, cherry, pepper, blackberry, and coffee. On the palate, medium plus tannins, tart cherry, chalky, ripe blackberry, and a mocha finish. #lifeisacabernet #winelife #winepuns #napavalleywines #bigredwines — 4 years ago

Silver Oak

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

This was my favorite Cab at Silver Oak! On the nose, rose, cinnamon, clove, blackberry, and green bell pepper. On the palate, lavender, mocha, cherry, blackberries, sage, and a leather finish. This would be best friends with a medium rare steak! #lifeisacabernet #winelife #winepuns #bigredwines — 4 years ago

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Avalon

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

This is a very solid cab! On the nose, cinnamon, lavender, and cherry. On the palate, blackberry, tart cherry, medium tannins, smoke, and a mocha finish. Definitely worth a try! #lifeisacabernet #winelife #napavalleywines #bigredwines — 4 years ago

Franciscan Estate

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

I enjoyed this Cab, but there was a flavor in there I just couldn't figure out! On the nose I did get, cherry, blackberry, mint, and some earthy notes. On the palate, medium tannins, oak, cherry, tart sour cherry, and a dusty finish. #cabernetsauvignon #winelife #napavalleycab #bigredwines — 4 years ago