#fridaycabernetfix

Frank Fredericks Estate

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

Frank Fredericks Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, California

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

Dark ruby in color with a nice brick rim. Pretty color.

Strong nose of blueberries, black cherries, black plums, earth, oak, light vanilla, licorice, peppercorn, tobacco, chocolates, spices and graphite.

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

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

Nice tangy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity, especially on the nose, with a nice and easy mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. I gave it 3 hours to open up. As it opens up, it becomes spicier with more earthy notes.

Still young, but already enjoyable even by itself. A new world wine with a touch of Bordeaux. Very interesting.

Would benefit from 5 to 10 years of bottle time, and will continue to age nicely in the next 20 years.

A good quality wine that shows good potential to become a 95+ point wine.

Paired very nicely with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon,
2% Petit Verdot and 1% Merlot. Aged in new French oak for 27 months.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$275 (upon release).
— a day ago

Bob, Diane and 11 others liked this

Foundry

Broken Rock Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

The Wine Foundry Broken Rock Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, California

It's time for my
#FridayCabernetfix. Here is a gorgeous one from the great 2013 Napa vintage.

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim. Not showing much age.

Gorgeous nose of blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, raisins, figs, chocolates, cedar, light vanilla, coffee, licorice, light earth, tobacco, wildflowers, Mediterranean spices and a touch of pencil lead.

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

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black cherries, black plums, oak, vanilla, tobacco, licorice, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn and earth.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Rich, elegant and very tasty. Fruit forward with a beautiful nose.

This 8 year old aged very nicely and is drinking wonderfully now. Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.

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

Spicy with a soft mouthfeel. Shows nice complexity and balance. I just love these Napa Bordeaux blends.

A good wine to sip on all by itself, but good with food as well. I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot and 3% Petit verdot. Aged for 28 months in (70% new) French Oak barrels. A small production of only 108 cases.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$115.
— a month ago

Paul, Josh and 18 others liked this

The Vice

Single Vineyard Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

The Vice Wines Howell Mountain The Coyote Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Napa Valley, California


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

Deep ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, black plums, raisins, cooked cherries, vanilla, licorice, cedar, tobacco, chocolates, coffee, earth, light vegetables, herbs, graphite and peppercorn.

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

Dry and fruity on the palate with blueberries, black currants, cherries, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco leaf, coke, light vegetables, bitter herbs and light earth.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and spices.

This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Elegant and fruit forward.

This Single Vineyard is still young, but already approachable. A nice wine with good potential. Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years.

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

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

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were grown at 2,000 feet of elevation. Aged in French oak barrels for 22 months. Unfiltered and unfined.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$70.
— 2 months ago

Tom, Daniel P. and 12 others liked this

Hawk and Horse Vineyards

Red Hills Lake County Cabernet Franc 2017

Hawk and Horse Vineyards Red Hills Cabernet Franc 2017, California

Time for my
#FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice Cabernet Franc from California.

Ruby in color with a wide reddish/ brick rim and medium plus intensity.

Strong nose of blackberries, blueberries, black plums, wildflowers, alcohol, spices, cedar, dark chocolates, licorice and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with black currants, blueberries, sweet cherries, cedar, leather, chocolates, tobacco, licorice, peppercorn, spices, alcohol and sweet vinaigrette.

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

This four-year-old Cabernet Franc from Lake County in California is drinking very nicely now.

Fruit forward and enjoyable by itself or with food. The nose is very aromatic and flowery. Doesn't drink like a Cabernet Franc, as it not showing any vegetables notes.

Needs time to open up, and I gave it 2 hours in a decanter.

Alcohol is still noticeable, but that will dissipate with time. Would be nice to revisit it in 2 years.

Paired nicely with cheeses, olives and crackers.

100% Cabernet Franc grapes were aged in French Oak barrels (40% new). Grapes are grown at 2,000 feet of elevation on a red volcanic soil. A small production of only 150 cases. Organic.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$65.
— 8 days ago

Alex, Douglas and 18 others liked this

Hawk and Horse Vineyards

Block Three Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Nice nose of blackberries, sweet plums, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, vanilla, spices, tobacco, chocolates, coffee, light earth, liquorice and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, figs, vanilla, cedar, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, light vegetables and peppercorn.

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

This is delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Lake County in California. Fruit forward with nice complexity and a soft mouthfeel.

Still young and would be better in a few years. Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years.

Good right out of the bottle, and better with airtime. I gave it 90 minutes to open up and show the tannins.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a nice piece of steak. Very tasty.

A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Aged in French oak barrels. A small production of 150 cases.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$60.
— 22 days ago

Douglas, Martijn and 14 others liked this

Kukeri

Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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

Inky in color with a short reddish rim.

On the nose blackberries, blueberries, cooked cherries, licorice, cedar, light vanilla, earth, light bell pepper, spices, celery, tobacco, dark chocolates, coffee, vegetables, light alcohol, peppercorn and pencil lead.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, chocolates, tobacco leaf, licorice, graphite, peppercorn, vanilla, cola and light vegetables.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon from Mount Veeder in Napa Valley. Nicely balanced with a great mouthfeel. Showing nice complexity on the nose and palate.

Still very young, but already enjoyable even by itself. Showing a little bit of alcohol, which would phase out with bottle time.

Good by itself or with food. Rich, opulent, fruit forward and ripe.

Needs time to open up, it took 2 hours to bring out the tannins and the complexity. As it opens up earth and vegetable notes show up and make it more interesting. Delicious once it opens up.

A good quality wine with good potential to become 95+ point wine. Will age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years.

I paired it with cheeses, but will pair very nicely with a big piece of steak.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged in French Oak barrels (40% new) for 26 months. A very tiny production of only five barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$105.
— a month ago

Romain, Peter and 22 others liked this

Hundred Knot

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

It's time to get my #FridayCabernetfix with this delicious Napa Cabernet.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blueberries, blackberries, black cherries, earth, oak, light vanilla, herbs, green vegetables, tobacco, dark chocolates and black pepper.

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

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black cherries, oak, earth, vanilla, tobacco leaf, licorice, spices, chocolates, light cola, peppercorn and graphite.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

Here is another delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Still young and needs a few years to mature, but already very tasty.

Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel, and not as fruity as you might expect, which is nice to see.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 3 hours of airtime, when complexity comes in.

Smooth and engaging, elegant and spicy.

Easy drinking and good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and fresh blackberries.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$55.
— 2 months ago

"Odedi", Dawn and 21 others liked this

Pellet Estate

Pellet Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here's a beautiful Cabernet.

Inky in color with a purplish/ reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blueberries, black currants, black cherries, cedar, light vanilla, tobacco, potpourri notes, chocolates, spices, light earth, wild flowers, licorice and black pepper.

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

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black cherries, oak, chocolates, tobacco, licorice, light vanilla, earth, light herbs, spices, coffee, light cola, graphite and black pepper.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. A very nice sipping wine.

Still young, but already drinking very elegantly, with nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. I gave it two and a half hours, but that might not have been enough. Nevertheless, it is delicious now and good by itself or with food. As it opens up, it shows a gorgeous nose.

Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

I had the 2014 last year, and it is showing nice consistency. A good quality wine with good potential to become even better.

This Single Vineyard from this great vintage is rich, elegant, soft and spicy. Just Delicious.

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Aged for 20 months in French oak barrels (75% new). A small production of 375 cases.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$110.
— 15 days ago

Hermes, Ted and 24 others liked this

Clos du Val

Stags Leap District Cabernet Franc 2017

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

Very dark ruby in color with a pretty reddish rim.

Beautiful nose of black currants, figs, vanilla, cedar, sweet strawberries, cooked cherries, licorice, eucalyptus, bell pepper, earth, mint, tobacco leaf, spices, vegetables, celery, pencil lead and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, dried cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, light vegetables, graphite, vegetables and peppercorn

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Franc from Napa Valley. Showing a gorgeous nose with great complexity.

Already very tasty, although still young. A little hot right now, but that will go away with proper aging.

Would be nice to revisit it in 6 years, and will age nicely in the next 20 years. Showing great potential to become a 97+ point wine, and already delicious by itself.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, show the tannins, and the beautiful nose, so be patient.

This Single Vineyard is so interesting and unique. Nicely balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Soft, yet powerful. Rich and extracted. Elegant, tangy and fruity.

A blend of 91% Cabernet Franc and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for 20 month in (90% new) French Oak barrels. A very small production of only 18 barrels.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$120.
— a month ago

Josh, Martin and 28 others liked this
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Perchance

Beckstoffer Vineyard George III Cabernet Sauvignon

Perchance Beckstoffer Vineyard George III Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Napa Valley, California

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

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Beautiful nose of blackberries, black currants, cooked strawberries, figs, raisins, vanilla, licorice, cedar, Mediterranean spices, earth, black pepper, light herbs and a touch of green vegetables.

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

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, cooked cherries, black currants, plums, cedar, earth, alcohol, light vegetables, licorice, spices, tobacco, vanilla and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins, spices and tangy cherries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Nicely balanced and fruit forward, with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

This Single Vineyard from the Beckstoffer Vineyard George III, is good right out of the bottle, and better with airtime.

Still very very young, but already drinking very nicely, even right out of the bottle. Much better after 3 hours of airtime, when the tannins and the complexity come in.

This wine changes every hour, and it is so much fun to see how it evolves in the decanter. Lots of earth notes come out after 3 hours of airtime.

Needs 5 to 7 years to mature properly, and will age nicely in the next 20 years.

Spicy, rich and opulent. Powerful yet elegant. Has great potential to become a 96+ point wine.

I paired it with dried meats and cheeses.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged for 23 months in French oak barrels (85% new).

14.9% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$215.
— 2 months ago

Ron, Martijn and 11 others liked this