Family Estate Grown St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

2011 Spottswoode Family Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (The 30th Anniversary Bottling)

I could not wait any longer and decided to open this. Trust the producer. 2011 was a difficult year, but the very top winemakers make great wines under the most difficult condition. Cassis, dark chocolate, plum, mint, herbs, pencil and minerals. Lighter than expected. Medium-bodied. Delicious. Would love to compare it with their 2010 vintage which RP gave 100 points.


#Spottewoode #2011 #redwine #wine #赤ワイン #ワイン #California #Napa #ナパ #カベルネ #cabernet #napavalley
— 3 months ago

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Andean Vineyards

The Waxed Bat Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2017

I’ve had mixed opinions on The Waxed Bat wines but this reserve #cabernet #malbec is quite good. Concentrated dark berry on the nose and palate with a weighty mouthfeel to match. There’s velvety tannins and overall pretty good balance in this #mendoza blend. — 6 months ago

Groth Vineyards & Winery

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Indeed you should brace yourself for the tannins on this one, but it's no #cabernet fruit bomb, rich, earthy, good dose of raisin, cocoa and a hint of spice on the nose. It's a nice wine but totally outshone by the Pomerol we had on this same night.
— a year ago


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 — a year ago

Lewelling Vineyards

St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here's a fantastic #Cabernet from #NapaValley.

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Strong fruity nose with black currants, cooked cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cola, chocolates, mocha, coffee, alcohol, earth, leather, smoke, tobacco leaf and black pepper.

Full bodied and gentle with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, coffee, raisins, chocolates, mocha, earth, leather, coke, tobacco and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Very enjoyable by itself or with food.

Still showing the high alcohol. Not fully balance yet, but so tasty. Still young, and needs 5 years in the bottle to mature and bring out more complexity.

Delicious and yummy.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats, cheeses and pickled vegetables.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged in French oak barrels for 18 months (70% new).

15.6% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

— 4 months ago

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Cirulli family

Romaeus Rosso Lazio Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

This wine needs a LONG time to open up. The #cabernet #merlot blend greets you with egregious fruit and vanilla without any tannins for structure nor acidity for balance. After a full day in the wine fridge, it came alive with acidity, that vanilla receding to the background and some decent layers of flavor. I suspect the other bad reviews just gave up on the wine after uncorking. — 9 months ago

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Double Diamond (Schrader)

Oakville Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Schrader 'Double Diamond' Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 2016

A rich, concentrated wine. Lots of dark fruits with some spice notes. Very smooth and accessible after some decanting. Everyday Luxuary is what this wine is about. What a beauty!

とても濃厚で凝縮されたワイン。とても果実味が豊かで程よいスパイスが感じられる。デキャンタ後は、舌触りも滑らかで飲みやすくなりました。Everyday Luxuaryとはよく言ったものです。素晴らしい。

#wine #redwine #schrader #schradercellars #doublediamond #napavalley #2016 #cabernet #californiawine #thomasbrown #california #agingpotential #ワイン #カリフォルニアワイン #赤ワイン #カベルネソービニヨン #シュレーダー #シュレーダーセラーズ#ナパバレー #ナパ #トーマスブラウン
— a year ago

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Bodegas Caro (Barons de Rothschild / Catena)

Petit Caro Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Bodegas Caro “Petit Caro” Malbec-Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (Argentine)

Caro is a collaboration between Catena and Rothschild. Pop and Pour. Wow, weightless. Great mouthfeel. Great QPR. Neither Malbec nor Cabernet Sauvignon stands out. All blended in, becoming an easy-to-drink pleasant wine.

カテナとロスチャイルドがコラボしたカロ(Caro)によるマルベックとカベルネのブレンドPetit Caroを試しました。開けてすぐに飲みましたが、重さを全く感じさせない、口当たりが滑らかで飲みやすいワイン。コスパ高し。マルベックとカベルネがそれぞれ主張し合うことなく仲良く共存しているようなワインでした。

#Catena #Rothschild #Caro #BodegasCaro #2017 #redwine #wine #赤ワイン #ワイン #Argentine #Argentina #アルゼンチン #マルベック #カベルネ #malbec #cabernet #buenosaires
— 5 months ago

Dominus Estate

Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2004

Dark berry fruit, leather, earth. Fine, mostly-resolved tannin. Very nice 👍 — 5 months ago

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Grgich Hills Estate

Estate Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Grgich Hills Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Mike Grgich, one of the founders of Grgich Hills, was the one who put California chardonnays on the world wine map winning the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976 with his 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay. Probably more well-known for its chardonnay, Grgich Hills also makes great age-worthy cabs. This 2010 cab is fully integrated. Beautiful. Rich, dark berry fruits with cedar, mocha, leather notes.

ガーギッチと言えば、カリフォルニアワインの名声を世界に知らしめる契機となった1976年のパリ・テイスティングで白ワインのトップとなった1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnayをつくったことで知られるマイク・ガーギッチが設立したワイナリー。白ワインの印象が強いですが、熟成に値する素晴らしい赤もつくっている。2010年のカベルネは、凝縮したリッチなダークベリー系のフルーツにシダー、モカ、レザーなどが見事に調和した素晴らしいワインでした。

#wine #redwine #grgichhills #grgichhillsestate #napavalley #2010 #cabernet #californiawine #california #agingpotential #ワイン #カリフォルニアワイン #赤ワイン #カベルネソービニヨン #ガーギッチヒルズ #ナパバレー #ナパ
— a year ago

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