#fridaycabernetfix

Hawk and Horse Vineyards

Red Hills Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice one from Red Hills.

Dark purple in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, raspberries, black plums, oak, light vanilla, licorice, herbs, tobacco leaf, earth, spices, chocolates, dark coffee and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, black currants, oak, tobacco, licorice, peppercorn, coffee, cinnamon, earth, spices, light vegetables and herbs.

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

This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Lake County in California. Fruit forward with lots of coffee and chocolates notes.

Needs a few hours of airtime to open up, but drinkable right out of the bottle too. Big tannins come out after a couple of hours of air.

Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel, but still very young, and needs five years in the bottle to mature properly. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years. Will age nicely in the next 10 years.

I had the 2017 vintage a year ago and it is very consistent.

Easy drinking and good by itself or with food. Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$75.
— 5 days ago

Tom, Jay and 11 others liked this

Avery Rose

Six Acre Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious Cabernet from Napa Valley.

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Beautiful nose of blackberries, sweet plums, cooked cherries, wild flowers, cedar, licorice, cola, chocolates, vanilla, light spices and black pepper.

Full bodied and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, dried figs, raisins, vanilla, tobacco, cedar, licorice, diet cola, chocolates, light mocha and peppercorn.

Long finish with soft tannins and tangy cherries.

This tasty 6 year old Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, is drinking very nicely now.

Showing nice complexity with a soft mouthfeel. Elegant and fruit forward. Rich and extracted.

Good right out of the bottle, and better with airtime.

I had it a couple of years ago, and it is drinking even better now. Will continue to age nicely in the next 7 to 10 years.

Delicious to drink all by itself and good with food too. Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Paired beautifully with the Italian salami.

A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Aged in French oak barrels (50% new) for 21 months.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$110.
— a month ago

Ira, Romain and 16 others liked this

Flora Springs

Trilogy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Deep purple in color, almost inky, with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, cooked plums, sweet cherries, cedar, light vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, coffee, light cocoa powder and peppercorn.

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

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, light herbs, earth, chocolates, coffee, peppercorn and tobacco.

Tangy finish with round tannins and raspberries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux blend from Napa Valley. Tangy and interesting.

Spicy, rich and extracted, yet elegant. Nicely balanced with a nice mouth feel.

I had the 2018 not too long ago, and it is very consistent.

Very young, but already drinking nicely, after a couple of hours of airtime. A good quality wine that will age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years.

A good sipping wine that doesn't necessarily need food, but will be great with a big piece of steak as well.

A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec, 10% Petit Verdot and 8% Cabernet Franc. Aged in mostly French oak barrels for 18 months.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$85.
— 2 months ago

Romain, Brent and 19 others liked this

Meadowcroft

Anniversary Cuvee Red Blend

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice and easy drinking one.

Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of black plums, currants, oak, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates, peppercorn, herbs, tobacco leaf and black licorice.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, plums, cherries, light oak, licorice, spices, dark chocolates, tobacco, herbs, spices, earth, light black tea and peppercorn.

Nice length on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious and spicy red blend from Napa Valley. A good sipping wine.

Already showing nice complexity and mouthfeel, but still young and would be better in 3 years.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. Really nice nose after an hour of airtime.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.

Spicy and interesting. Fruity and easy drinking. I had it all by itself.

A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Syrah and 10% Petite Verdot. Aged in French oak barrels. Bottled in January 2021. A small production of 10 barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$55.
— 2 months ago

Shay, Rob and 8 others liked this

Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a beautiful one from Bordeaux.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Fruity nose with black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, espresso, earth, tobacco leaf, herbs and black pepper.

Dry on the palate with black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, light vanilla, earth, wet leaves, herbs, peppercorn, pencil lead, dark coffee, dark chocolates and tobacco leaf.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.


This 7 year old, from the great 2015 vintage, is drinking very nice right now.

This Fifth growth Bordeaux is showing nice complexity, with a soft and elegant mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 3 hours in the decanter.

Young, but already delicious, and will continue to age nicely in the next 20 years.

Robert Parker 97 points.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good with food too. Will pair nicely with a nice piece of steak.

A Delicious wine that drank better than the 1996 I had 4 years ago.

A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and a touch of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Aged in French oak barrels (50% new) for 16 months.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$130.
— 12 days ago

Andrew, Matt and 37 others liked this

Prothro

Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2018

Prothro Family Wines Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2018 Napa Valley, California

It's time for my
#FridayCabernetfix.
Here is a delicious Cabernet Franc from Napa Valley.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose of black currants, black plums, sweet cherries, licorice, oak, dark chocolates, earth, dark coffee, herbs and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, coffee, oak, spices, chocolates, tobacco, licorice, dark coffee, pencil lead, earth, light vanilla and light vegetables.

Nice length on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty Cabernet Franc from Napa Valley. Rich and intense, and a good sipping wine, with a beautiful nose. The tangy finish makes it interesting.

I usually get lots of bell pepper notes with Cabernet Franc, but not here, which I liked.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and remove some of the acidity, so be patient. It is worth it.

A good food wine, and good by itself as well, once it opens up. Alcohol is nicely integrated by now, so watch out.

Still young and starting to drink nicely now. Would be interesting to revisit it in 5 years. Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Will pair nicely with lamb chops. I had it with a fatty Brie cheese.

A blend of 99% Cabernet Franc with some Petit Verdot and Merlot. Aged for 22 months in oak barrels. A tiny production of only 1 barrel.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$68.
— a month ago

Jose, Tom and 12 others liked this

Prothro

Heritage Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a gorgeous one.

Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, herbs, tobacco, light metals and black pepper.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and fat legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, dried figs, cedar, licorice, vanilla, spices, tobacco and black coffee.

Long finish with round tannins and cherries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Still very young and needs a few years in the bottle to mature, but already drinking very nicely.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 3 hours of airtime.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years, with good potential to become a 95+ point wine.

Elegant, rich and fruit forward. Iron fist in a velvet glove. Love that.

Grapes come from the Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard. A blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon with some Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. A tiny production of only 1 barrel made.

15.1% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$95.
— 2 months ago

Brent, Severn and 20 others liked this

Titus

Napa Valley Cabernet Franc 2019

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a tasty Cabernet Franc from Napa.

Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of black plums, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco leaf, chocolates, coffee, light bell pepper, peppercorn, earth and light vegetables.

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

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, coffee, oak, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates, peppercorn, earth, black tea and vegetables.

Nice length on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This young Cabernet Franc from Napa Valley is starting to drink nicely now.

Showing a nice mouthfeel, with nice complexity and good balance.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours of airtime, but it really needs longer than that.

This 3 year old will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years, and see how it evolved.

Has good potential to become a 94+ point wine.

Good by itself and better with food. Will pair nicely with lamb dishes. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 86% Cabernet Franc,
7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7%
Malbec. Aged in (65% new) French oak barrels for 20 months.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$53.
— 19 days ago

Sharon, Shay and 16 others liked this

Calla Lily

Audax Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, light herbs, earth, chocolates, eucalyptus, tobacco, red chili pepper and peppercorn.

Full bodied and elegant with medium acidity with long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, sweet cherries, spices, vanilla, cedar, licorice, raisins, leather, black pepper, pencil lead and light earth.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Nicely balanced with nice complexity.

Drinking very nicely now, although still young, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours of airtime.
Tannins show up after 2 hours in the decanter.

I had the 2015 vintage last year, and this one is even better.

A great wine to have all by itself, but will pair nicely with a nice piece of steak too.

I love these Napa Bordeaux blends. Fabulous wine.

A blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Aged for 27 months in (50% new) French Oak barrels. A small production of only 2,400 bottles.

14.4% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$120.
— a month ago

Shay, Sharon and 14 others liked this
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@"Odedi" nice setting. Is it as windy there as it is here?

Calla Lily

Ultimate Red Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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

Dark ruby in color with a wide purplish/ reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blackcurrants, cedar, cooked cherries, spices, light vanilla, chocolates, tobacco, light herbs, graphite, light alcohol and peppercorn.

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

Dry on the palate with blueberries, plums, cherries, currants, earth, cedar, chocolates, spices, tobacco leaf, dark coffee and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity, although still young, with a smooth mouthfeel.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, and show the tannins and the complexity. I used the Zencore for a few minutes.

I've had the 2016 a year ago, which was better. Will continue to age nicely in the next 7 to 10 years.

A delicious sipping wine to have all by itself or with food like barbecue meats.

Fruit-forward, elegant and rich.

A small production of only 40 barrels.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$65.
— 2 months ago

Andrew, Daniel P. and 15 others liked this