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Cornerstone Cellars

Stepping Stone Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Pine-lined pond and glass factory notes intermingle with spearmint, red plum, and blackberry-grape that injects itself into the forest and emerges black currant, while pulling all the aforementioned behind her. Natural and clean aromatics here with cinnamon the only oak influence. Smooth but dense opening, bringing dark chocolate, black Darjeeling, intense graphite behind cassis, mint-pencil, vanilla infused tobacco, burnt raisin, walnut, and black sesame. Liquid, astral beauty in a bottle. Magnificent. #cornerstonecellars #napavalley2012 #Napa #wine #cab #cabernetsauvignon #cabsauv4life #cawine #2012vintage — 11 days ago

Egelhoff

Walton Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Began as black olives for miles but betrayed its fruit roots quickly enough, with baked black cherry, and a black plum mash; black currant and gingerbread-mocha notes sparkling on its grainy veneer. Torn violet petals. Lots of sediment, or pigmented tartaric crystals. Super elegant and fleshy mouthfeel is perhaps its most compelling nuance. Black currant, soft leather, smoke, a scribble of pencil, snuffed wick, teak, and black tea. Bittersweet chocolate remains like a cloud, suspended while most aspects fade. Leather friction.
#cabernetsauvignon #cab #Walton #Egelhoff #StHelena #sthelenacab #napacabs #napa #cabsauv #newworld
— 4 months ago

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Mount Veeder Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Tar, blackberry, gum Arabic, dark rye loaf with caraway, cedar wrapped tobaccos, baked artichoke, baked black currant, mussel shells in beef broth, broken pencils and rosemary sprig. Really a steak bouquet beckoning. Chocolate-y palate with graphite on aged parchment, seared thyme, baked cassis, warm black and blue berries, burnt black currant and black poppyseed. I like this. I knew going in it was going to be round and full, but it contained just enough herbaceous character to keep my brain in the glass. #napacab #mtveeder #cab #cawine #mountainwine #mountveederwinery — a year ago

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Egelhoff

Walton Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

I know now this needs more time to integrate, but it’s down-soft in the background, so difficult to see a balanced future. Warm plum and black berry-currant, cranberry stuffing, rich chocolate, sherry trifle, all loosely sprinkled with fine graphite. Steamy jungle flora notes merge with hemp stem and black cherry skins. Hard chocolate entry bringing dried blackberry and even drier black cherry stripped naked in a sauna of chamomile and phantom eucalyptus outlines describing a swarthy shadow through steam. A recent denizen of the cedar benches, puffing sweet tobaccos? There is subtle power at play despite the fruit-forward leanings. I was initially on the fence with this. This one is enigmatic with a nod to Napa in the 1970s. #Napa #Walton #cab #cabernet #cabsauv4life #cabsav #california #egelhoff #EgelhoffWalton #Bobegelhoff #egelhoffwines #StHelena #sthelenacab — 24 days ago

Fall Line Winery

Yakima Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Pine nettle, dark rye, black pepper, dried mint, oregano, black plum, holly leaf, sweet straw, and dried black currant, aromatically. Lean, medium mouthfeel with a black olive texture and taste leading to, black plum and graphite, fresh cedar, silver, white pepper, flax seed, cinnamon wood, and pistachio husk. #washingtoncab #washingtonwine #washington #yakimavalley #yakima #bousheyvineyard #Artzvineyard #FallLineWinery #cabernetsaugvinon #cabernet #cab #wawine — a year ago

Pestoni Family

Estate Reserve Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Dark black olive loaf aromas with a blackberry muffin and black plum, cassis and violet, announce leather, coffee and shade-grown tobaccos. Medium mouthfeel will make sugar-lovers antsy, but this wine boasts dark toast, graphite, coffee, cassis, black currant, pepper, and bitter floral tastes that give way to the synergies of the aforementioned. #howellmountain #pestonifamily #Napa #cabernetsauvignon #cab #californiawine — a year ago

Robert Mondavi Winery

Reserve Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Another young one. Chocolate brownie and s’mores, with a coffee marshmallow. Rich vanilla bean creeps in, and warm plum jam that mysteriouslypowders atop pumpkin bread full of the usual spices aromatically. Grape-y, with grainy tannins, first skin of a dark red apple, red incense, cherry skins, lipstick with crispy beef and black soils. The final notes boast oak and blackberry, with cinnamon stick. The middle and finish give you an idea of the depth and breadth that the first aromas belie. #ToKalon #mondavi #robertmondavi #Napa #napavalley2013 #singlevineyard #Oakville #reserve #cabernetday #californiacab #cab — 2 months ago

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Trione Vineyards & Winery

Block Twenty One Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Toasty almond, toasted cocoanut, red cedar, blackberry, grilled beef, roses and anemones, arabica, violets, bacon fat, and black cherry juice with a bready aroma contextually. Cassis in a leather-lined cedar. Lively raspberry, tobacco, tar, and sweet licorice in a blackberry reduction. #Trione #sonomawine #block21 #singlevineyard #cabernetday #cabernertsauvignon #cab #sonoma #CA #sonomacounty — 10 months ago

Lucian

Cabernet Sauvignon

Initial mussel in cherry tomato and plum sauce with rosemary toned down to reflect dried boysenberry and blackberry with ripe, black currant, morel, and soft lead. Full-bodied with silken texture that boasts licorice, blackberry, dark tobacco, cedar, and smoke. Nice wine in every way. #Lucian #napacabs #Napa #cab #2013 — a year ago

Drawbridge

California Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Just a plain Jane California #cab ; like another reviewer I found a lot of vanilla notes, medium body and quite light tannic finish. Laid back dark berry nose with some earthy notes and some rubbery scents. It will do for a weekday night, I suppose. — 2 years ago