Deep ruby and purple hues with magenta rim variation. Moderate extraction and heavy tearing. Nose offers sweet tobacco, cigar box, oak, cedar, leather, baking spices and candied black fruit. Soft and smooth tannins on the palate; palate is otherwise consistent with the nose. Lingering finish. ABV 15.3%. Vintage 2014.
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#stagsleapdistrict #napavalley #napavalleywine #shafer #shaferwine #onepointfiveshafer #californiacab #cabernetsauvignon — 4 months ago
Another young one. Chocolate brownie and s’mores, with a coffee marshmallow. Rich vanilla bean creeps in, and warm plum jam that mysteriouslypowders atop pumpkin bread full of the usual spices aromatically. Grape-y, with grainy tannins, first skin of a dark red apple, red incense, cherry skins, lipstick with crispy beef and black soils. The final notes boast oak and blackberry, with cinnamon stick. The middle and finish give you an idea of the depth and breadth that the first aromas belie. #ToKalon #mondavi #robertmondavi #Napa #napavalley2013 #singlevineyard #Oakville #reserve #cabernetday #californiacab #cab — 2 years ago
Not quite opaque but med + concentration and a deep ruby core with little rim variation. Med + intensity and med complexity. A fruit bomb on the nose and palate. Ripe/jammy black and fruit. Seductive and yummy with smooth tannins and med - acid. Alcohol is well integrated. Med length. Just plain old delicious. #justin #pasorobles #cabernetsauvignon #fruitbomb #californiacab #ctbucklinwine — 4 years ago
Per advice from my trusted Delectable peers, I let this #californiacab breathe well over an hour. Really lovely cassis and bramble fruit on the nose. As of now it seems to lack weight on the palate to match that promising aroma - good base of cocoa and some cola, fruit forward character, hints of vanilla from new oak but it’s not excessive; the tannins are faint but starting to taste some juicy acidity. #wsjwineclub — 4 months ago
Purple hue with secondary ruby notes. Candied black and red fruit, fig, smoked meat, peat, spices, black pepper, and cedar on the nose. Lively on the palate with spices, fresh dill, and noticeable tannins. Delicious complement with the meal. #domaineeden #domaineedencabernetsauvignon #santacruzmountains #santacruzcabernet #winelover #californiacab #californiacabernet #tgif #cabblend — 9 months ago
#sonomawine #californiacab #gallo it's so amazing to drink Californian wine history and have it taste so good. The wine is still showing a lot of fruit, typical notes of black currants and cracked pepper. Slightly bitter cranberry, plum skin and sage finish. The back label is very informative. This wine was aged 46 months in Slavonian oak in underground naturally cooled cellars. — 3 years ago