#cabernetsauvignon

Sand Point Family Vineyards

Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

This #lodi #cabernetsauvignon was pretty interesting - it took me a lot of sips to decide how much I liked it. Jammy nose with raisiny aroma and initial taste, layers of pepper, some tobacco and chocolate. It was only missing tartness for balance and a touch over-extracted or this would be easy 9+ — a month ago

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Tua Rita

Rosso dei Notri SuperTuscan Blend 2016

Greg Ballington
9.1

Reminiscing about this amazing value Super Tuscan we had at Officina last week during restaurant week in DC.
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2016 Tua Rita Rosso dei Notri
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Maremma, Tuscany, Italy
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Restaurant week at Officina and a perfect wine for our three course meal. Thank you Natalie for the recommendation. Deep ruby red in appearance. Took some time to open up on the nose but showed layers of mocha, floral, touch of minerals, blue and black fruits and spices. Medium tannins (5.5/10) with balanced acidity and a medium plus body. Plush Merlot definitely comes through in the mid palate with black currants, black cherries, chocolate, espresso and a touch of earthiness. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2023.
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Crazy good wine for only $60.00 on a wine list. Made up of 50% Sangiovese with the remainder made up of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, making this a true Super Tuscan Blend. All the Sangiovese is aged in stainless steel while the rest are aged in barriques. This wine is from an area in the southern part of Tuscany called Maremma, more specifically Upper Maremma in the Colline Metallifare zone. Need to find some more of this IGT. Label is designed by Raffaele De Rosa.
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91 MD Points
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$ - Purchased off the wine list at Officina in DC for $60.00. Retail price is $17.99 at MacArthur’s Beverages.
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— 4 months ago

India Okoh
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James Cahill

James Cahill

I’m a big officina fan!
Greg Ballington

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@James Cahill love than place, food is phenomenal. We need to grab drinks sometime soon!
James Cahill

James Cahill

Absolutely, let’s do that.

Merryvale

Starmont Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Value oriented #napa #cabernetsauvignon blend which you can tell was blended with care to maintain balance. Surprisingly it wasn't too out-of-place with traditional Sauvignon Blanc fare like lobster rolls and mussels.
— 2 months ago

Le Pich

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Greg Ballington
9.0

Dark ruby red. Dark spices on the nose with black currants, graphite, spices and black raspberries. Medium tannins (6/10) and medium plus bodied. A little savory on the palate with dark berries, mulberries, bark and minerality. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2025.


Thanks Drew, David and Allison for the spectacular service at RARE, cannot wait for our next visit. This bottling is the second label for Purlieu Wines made by Julien Fayard.

$$ - Purchased at RARE Steakhouse in Washington, DC for $135.00. Retail price is around $57.00.
#restaurantweek #raresteakhouse #purlieuwines #cabernetsauvignon #redwine #washingtondc
— 4 months ago

Sean BallingtonIndia Okoh
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Daniel Cohn Wine Company

Bellacosa Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Balanced, earthy, elegant - very nice #napa #cabernetsauvignon especially considering this price point. — 5 months ago

Château Cap Saint-Martin

Cuvée Prestige Premières Côtes de Blaye Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Vintage 2015 / Mostly #merlot from selected plots in the 22 ha vineyard, with #cabernetsauvignon. Yesterday the regular cuvee was more pleasant with frivolous red fruit. Today after 24 hours aeration the bouquet of this wine is more open: pleasant spicyness and impression of cherries and plums. The cedar smell of sigarboxes. And my God such a velvety taste, roundness in excelsis! This wine has potential to be cellared but it’s super seductive now. #blaye #bordeaux Partnered it with dry aged entrecote, forest mushrooms and red wine sauce. — 6 months ago

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Eric Hoepelman

Eric Hoepelman

Met zo'n verhaal krijg zelfs ik trek! Enjoy

Casa Ermelinda Freitas

Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Fairly interesting value #portugal #cabernetsauvignon - cherry, raisins, tartness, touch of cola but one-dimensional and unwieldy tannins. Still for the price, decent wine. #wsjwineclub — 3 months ago

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William Knuttel

Broadsword Blend Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

This #napa #cabernetsauvignon comes into its own after a long decanting - even a day in the wine cooler after uncorking. Luxurious blackberry jammy nose but nice balance of acidity, restrained vanilla and toasted oak, zesty spice and soft tannins that fade away. The initial tartness after uncorking goes away with that decant time. — 3 months ago

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Paul Dolan Vineyards

Mendocino County Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

I like this #mendocino co. #cabernetsauvignon - waves of bramble berry on the nose but it’s not too jammy - tannins are pretty bold and a bit uncouth. There’s at least a touch of acidity to liven things up. — 4 months ago

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Robert Keenan Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

MICHAEL COOPER
9.3

Deep color beautiful black fruit and mineral aromas just a touch of cigar box and sandal wood. On the palate it is the very definition of a #napacab with length and just slightly chewy tannins minty finish. I’m loving it. #napa #cabernetsauvignon — 5 months ago

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