Rutherford Ranch Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016


Very fine #cabernetsauvignon is suitable for aging. Very juicy and fresh with medium+ acidity and a lovely juicy and balsamic finish with sensations of bay leaf and thyme. #napacabs and reasonable for the price. — 6 days ago

Rosario Molina
with Rosario
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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+ — 6 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. — 8 months ago

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Monte Antico

Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2014

Lighter-bodied, especially considering it’s a #sangiovese #merlot #cabernetsauvignon blend. Somewhat reserved cassis aroma; classic Tuscan flavors: earthy wild cherry, slight pepper yet more fruit-forward with chewy tannins. I’d like more depth and bracing acidity but hard to argue with the $9 price at Costco. ***2 days later and the wine has awakened, more plush Sangiovese cherry-spice aroma and the tart cherry acidity has come forward. Excellent #toscanaigt - very strong QPR.*** — 2 months ago


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.
— 7 months ago

Le Pich

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Greg Ballington

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
— 9 months ago

Sean BallingtonIndia Okoh
with Sean and India
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Greystone Cellars

California Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Good Steakhouse #cabernetsauvignon , nicely harmonious with acidity, jammy fruit and some earthy flavors in balance. — 4 months ago

Alma Tinta

Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Quite an interesting #malbec #cabernetsauvignon blend from #valledeguadalupe in Baja California Mexico. I’m not quite as enamored with it as other reviewers but a not-too-jammy fruit forward blend that has some acidity and food friendly. It was delicious with some roast duck breast. — 4 months ago

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 — 8 months ago

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Tua Rita

Rosso dei Notri SuperTuscan Blend 2016

Greg Ballington

Reminiscing about this amazing value Super Tuscan we had at Officina last week during restaurant week in DC.
2016 Tua Rita Rosso dei Notri
Maremma, Tuscany, Italy
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.
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.
91 MD Points
$ - 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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— 9 months ago

India Okoh
with India
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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.