#fridaycabernetfix

Materra

Hidden Block Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice one from Napa Valley.

Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, cooked cherries, black plums, vanilla, light cedar, chocolates, coffee, mocha, cola, light alcohol, tobacco, spices, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Full-bodied, bold and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black cherries, blueberries, wood, vanilla, spices, espresso, dark chocolates, cola, peppercorn, tobacco leaf and light graphite.

Medium plus in finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Well balanced with nice complexity and mouthfeel. Easy drinking and good all by itself.

Good right out of the bottle and better once it opens up. Needs a couple of hours to peak. Would continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.

This 6 year old is gentle and elegant, yet muscular.

I paired it with a cheese plate and fresh berries.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$65.
— 5 days ago

Martijn, Eric and 17 others liked this

Dusty Nabor

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice one from Paso Robles.

Dark inky in color with a reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blueberries, black currants, wood, vanilla, spices, licorice, tobacco, light earth, coffee, chocolates, mocha and black pepper.

Full-bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with black cherries, blueberries, oak, light earth, vanilla, chocolates, tobacco, coffee, peppercorn and cinnamon.

Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from California. Showing a nice mouthfeel with nice complexity.

Nicely balanced and easy drinking. Good by itself or with food. A good sipping wine to have all by itself on the balcony.

Wine Enthusiasts 89 points.

This 4 year old, needs 2 hours to open up properly, remove some acidity, and balanced itself out.

I loved that the alcohol level is medium, but still gives a great mouthfeel.

Tangy, interesting and very enjoyable with lots of coffee notes.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from a Single Vineyard aged for 18 months in New French Oak barrels.

13.6% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$65.
— a month ago

Dawn, Kirk and 24 others liked this

Calculated Risk

Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Calculated Risk Winery Atlas Peak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, California

Time for my
#FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious one from Napa Valley.

Inky in color with a short purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blackcurrants, cedar, black plums, cooked cherries, vanilla, licorice, spices, light herbs, tobacco, dark coffee, chocolates and black pepper.

Full-bodied, big and bold, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, earth, vanilla, licorice, vegetables, spices, chocolates, wet leaves, tobacco, diet cola and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Big bold and extracted.

Still young and needs another five years in the bottle to mature. Will be better in the next 5 to 15 years.

Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel. Needs time to open up and bring out the tannins. I let it open up for 2 hours. Gets earthier after 2 hours of airtime.

Very unique and interesting. Not what I expected from a Napa Cabernet. Would love to try it again in 5 years. Will probably be a 94-5 point wine.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$105.
— 2 months ago

Matt, David and 19 others liked this

F2 Wines

TBO Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

F2 Wines TBO Cabernet Sauvignon Great Oaks Vineyard Los Olivos District 2016, California

Supporting small wineries today.

It's time to get my
#FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice Cabernet from California.

Dark ruby in color with a brick/ reddish rim.

Interesting nose with overwhelming spices like thyme, eucalyptus, tarragon, cinnamon, light wood, licorice, earth, light vegetables, blue and black fruits, black pepper, light alcohol, pencil lead and mint. So interesting.

Full-bodied, bold and smooth, with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, strawberries, light oak, spices, earth, dark coffee, wet leaves, vegetables, vinaigrette, tobacco, dried herbs and peppercorn.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and pomegranates.

This is a very unique wine from Los Olivos District in California. Showing unique flavors that I have not encountered in a California Cabernet, yet very interesting.

This Single Vineyard Cabernet is showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel, and really unique. I don't remember the last time I was stomped with a California Cabernet Sauvignon.

Good by itself or with food, and needs time to open up properly. I gave it 3 hours.

I paired it with cheeses, nuts and olives. Very tasty.

A blend of mainly Cabernet Sauvignon with some (less than 10%) Cabernet Franc. Aged for 30 months in 25% New French oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$55.
— 2 months ago

Daniel, Eric and 15 others liked this
Martijn

Martijn

Nice glass too! Zalto?

Foyt Family Wines

No. 77 Napa Valley Reserve Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

It's definitely time for some good Cabernet on this #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice one from Napa Valley.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish/ brick rim.

Fruity nose with blueberries, blackberries, licorice, wood, light vanilla, tobacco, spices, light earth, pencil lead, chocolates, coffee, black pepper and herbs.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, light cedar, vegetables, pencil lead, light vanilla, tobacco, herbs, licorice, earth, peppercorn, espresso, chocolates and spices.

Medium on the finish with fine grained tannins and chili pepper.

This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Elegant and smooth with a nice mouthfeel. Showing nice complexity at this point.

Needs an hour of airtime to open up properly, and bring out the complexity. This 9 year old is not from a good vintage, but it is drinking very nicely now.

A gentler version of the big Napa Cabernets. Subdued with lots of earth notes, at this point. I really enjoyed smelling on it for a long time.

A nice wine to pair with food or to have all by itself. I paired it with a Pepperoni pizza, but it was really nice with the brie cheese too.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$95.
— 12 days ago

Ted, Daniel P. and 21 others liked this

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Reserve Ethos Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a beautiful one from Washington State.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Light nose with blueberries, black plums, black cherries, light vanilla, licorice, oak, spices, coke, light vegetables and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, black cherries, cedar, leather, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates tobacco, mocha, coke, vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Long long finish with round tannins and cherries.

This is a great Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington State. Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel. Nicely balanced and tasty.

Good right out of the bottle, but much better after 3 hours of airtime, when the tannins, and more complexity come out.

Will drink nicely in the next 5 to 10 years. Wine Advocate 92 points.

A good wine to drink all by itself and talk about with friends. This 6 years old is spicy, rich and smooth. Delicious.

A blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and 2% Syrah. Aged for 22 months in French oak barrels (35% new).

14.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$55.
— a month ago

Ron, Daniel P. and 21 others liked this

The Prisoner Wine Company

Cuttings California Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a beautiful one from California.

Dark inky in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of cooked blackberries, sweet cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, chocolates, cola, mocha, coffee, peppercorn, earth, leather, tobacco and light alcohol. Delicious nose.

Full bodied, big and bold, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, cooked black cherries, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cola, chocolates, mocha, coffee, peppercorn and earth.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a wonderful Cabernet blend. Nicely balanced with a great mouthfeel. Delicious and yummy.

Good by itself or with food. Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows the tannins.

This 7 year old from the great 2013 vintage, still has so much fruits, that it needs another 5 years to relax. Rich, elegant and extracted.

Wine Enthusiasts 92 points.

A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petite Sirah, Syrah and Zinfandel.

15.4% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$55.
— 2 months ago

Ted, Michiel and 27 others liked this

Perus Wine

Bryn Proprietary Red Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2017

Perus Wine Company Bryn Proprietary Red Wine 2017 Napa Valley, California

It's time for some
#FridayCabernetfix. Here is a gorgeous one from Napa Valley.

Dark inky in color with a short purple rim.

Pronounced nose of cooked cherries, dried figs, raisins, blackberries, light vanilla, cedar, mocha, light earth, chocolates, coffee, tobacco and black pepper.

Full bodied, big, soft, smooth and elegant with medium acidity and long long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, cola, light earth, maple, alcohol, peppercorn and coffee.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Napa Valley is just delicious now, although still young.

Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel. Well balanced and fruit forward.

Definitely a wine to sip on all by itself. No need for food here, although a big, juicy steak would be fine too 😊.

Good right out of the bottle and gets better as it opens up and shows the complexity. I gave it 4 hours in the decanter before I started drinking it.

This reminds me of the Insignia. I would love to try them side by side. I'd love to see how it evolves in 10 years.

Spicy and interesting. Elegant yet powerful. Tasty, smooth and delicious. Loved the palate better than the nose at this point, but this will probably change in 5 years from now.

A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot. A small production of only 250 cases.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

96 points.

$125.
— 19 days ago

P, Casey and 28 others liked this

Pestoni Family

Three Tears Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice one from Napa Valley.

Deep purple in color with a wide purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, black plums, cedar, vanilla, spices, licorice, chocolates, violets, light earth, tobacco and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with black currants, blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, spices, coffee, vegetables, earth, chocolates, herbs, tobacco and peppercorn.

Medium plus in finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a spicy Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Gentle and easy to drink. Well balanced with mild complexity. Lighter than I expected and not the typical in your face kind of Napa Cabernet.

Good right out of the bottle and good by itself or with food. This 3 year old is already drinking very nicely, and would be nice to revisit in 5 years. Engaging and tasty.

A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot. Aged in French oak barrels for 20 months. A very small production of only 124 cases.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$125.
— a month ago

Paul, P and 11 others liked this

Ômina Romana

Cabernet Franc 2015

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. This week it's a nice Cabernet Franc from Italy.

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blueberries, red currants, cherries, raspberries, wood, licorice, spices, milk chocolates, bitter herbs, light tobacco and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with raspberries, sweet cherries, toasted vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, oak and black pepper.

Spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 5 year old Cab Franc is drinking very nicely now. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Good by itself, easy drinking and well-balanced.

Good right out of the bottle and gets more complexity as it opens up, around 30 minutes. I would love to revisit it in a couple of years.

I paired it with cheeses and olives, by the pool.

100% Cabernet Franc grapes.

14% alcohol by volume.

89 points.
— 2 months ago

Angelo, Kirk and 13 others liked this