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 — a month 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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— 2 months ago

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James Cahill

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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

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Absolutely, let’s do that.

Domaine d'Escausses

La Croix Petite Gaillac Red Blend

Vintage 2010 / perfect example of a good regional French wine, I like these wines. This #Gaillac is dark coloured, good to drink young, nice roundness after cellaring. Blackberries in smell, laurel, cedar and refinement in bouquet after decanting. Made from #syrah #braucol #cabernetsauvignon a wine with lots and lots of character. Partnered it with pork cheeks stewed in dark beer and lentils sweet potato pumpkin and carrots. — 5 months ago

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@Martijn we taste to little Gaillac
ES Faiello

ES Faiello

Very familiar w/Gaillac whites but not reds - interesting... actually never even seen one! Cheers
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@ES Faiello worth searching for 👍

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. — a month 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. — 2 months ago

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Robert Keenan Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


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 — 3 months ago

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Diamond Creek Vineyards

Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

@Diamond_creek_vineyards never lets me down. Notes of Cherry and lavender w/medium body, medium tannic rest so easily on my palate 👅
#californiacab #redwine #redwines #cabernetsauvignon #californiawine #californiawines
— 4 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
— 2 months ago

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Daniel Cohn Wine Company

Bellacosa Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Balanced, earthy, elegant - very nice #napa #cabernetsauvignon especially considering this price point. — 3 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. — 4 months ago

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Eric Hoepelman

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Met zo'n verhaal krijg zelfs ik trek! Enjoy