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
— a day 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 — a month 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
— 2 months ago

Jordan Vineyard & Winery

Cape Winemakers Guild Sophia Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Greg Ballington

@Delectable Wine this is the 2015 Jordan Cape Winemakers Guild Sophia.

Our first time every at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and we will make sure to come back! (Tasting was on 9/28/18).

Twentieth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and the ninth red wine. This is made up of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot by Gary Jordan from the Stellenbosch region. Aged for a total of 24 months in 85% new French oak barrels prior to bottling. Only 69 cases produced with 44 being auctioned in 2018.

Dark garnet red with a touch of ruby. A bit dirty on the nose with leather, baking spices and dark cherries. Needs a bit of time to open up on the nose. Medium plus tannins (7/10) and medium plus body. Gritty on the palate with some earthiness, cinnamon and dark berries. Long finish. Drink till 2028.

$$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R6,086.00 ($71.59 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R6,600.00 ($77.63 a bottle) and lowest bid was R5,800.00 ($68.22 a bottle).

#jordan #sophia #cabernetsauvignon #merlot #stellenbosch #southafrica #cwgauction #cwg #redwine
— 4 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.
#tastingnotetuesday #TNT #redwine #supertuscan #tuarita #rossodeinotri #sangiovese #merlot #cabernetsauvignon #restaurantweek #syrah #wine #wines #michelinstar #italy #italianwine #winelover #winelovers #winerylovers #winegasm #wineporn #winestagram #winesofinstagram #winedinner #91MDPoints #MillennialDrinkers
— 5 days ago

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James Cahill

James Cahill

I’m a big officina fan!
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@James Cahill love than place, food is phenomenal. We need to grab drinks sometime soon!
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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. — 3 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 👍

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. — 17 days 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. — a month 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. — 2 months ago

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Eric Hoepelman

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Met zo'n verhaal krijg zelfs ik trek! Enjoy

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 — 4 months ago

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