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Robert John Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here's a great Napa Cabernet.

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Pronounced nose of red cherries, vanilla, blueberries, light oak, dust, tobacco, light vegetables, graphites, alcohol, spices, herbs, leather, earth and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, cloves, vanilla, wood, earth, leather, coke, tobacco leaf, bitter vegetables, herbs and black pepper.

Medium on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a very nice Cabernet based Bordeaux blend. Showing nice complexity and a soft mouthfeel. A wine that keeps changing as it opens up, which is always enjoyable.

Feels more like a new world bold Pinot Noir. Very unique.

Good by itself or with food. Still young and needs another 5 years to mature. Has good potential to be a 92+ point wine.

Needs 90 minutes to open up properly and show some tannins. After 2.5 hours, it changes again, and the new world Cabernet shows up. Definitely still young. I've had the 2013 not too long ago and loved it.

I paired it with Brie cheese and roasted almonds.

A blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon 3% Petit verdot, 3% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Franc. Aged for 26 months in French Oak barrels.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$90.
— 5 days ago

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Golan Heights Winery

Yarden Galilee Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Time for my #FridayCabernetfix . Here's a beautiful one from Israel.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Nice nose of black currants, blackberries, cherries, vanilla, earth, wood, vegetables, dark coffee, herbs, tobacco leaf, spices, graphite and peppercorn.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, bell pepper, cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, earth, black tea and spices.

Long finish with fine tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Israeli Cabernet Sauvignon is always enjoyable. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel and nice complexity. Tastes like a blend of old world and new world.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly and show its tannins and complexity, but good right out of the bottle also.

Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.

This 6 year old is very tasty now, and will age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.

Grapes are grown at a high elevation and aged for 18 months in French oak barrels. Kosher for Passover.

14.5 % alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$35.
— a month ago

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Grand Napa Vineyards

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, blueberries, sweet cherries, raisins, vegetables, bell pepper, vanilla, cedar, spices, dust, earth, leather, tobacco, chocolates, mocha, coffee and black pepper.

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

Dry on the palate with blackberries wood, cherries, blueberries, plums, vanilla, vegetables, tobacco, leather, peppercorn, espresso, dark chocolates, graphite and earth.

Long finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a great Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity, soft, smooth and a little spicy with a tangy finish. Showing earthier nose than the palate.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (One hour).

Still young and needs a few years in the bottle to mature and remove much of the vegetable notes. However, it is already drinkable, and very delicate, elegant and delicious. Will probably be 93+ points in 5 years.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

Aged for 24 months in 60% French Oak barrels. A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Merlot.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$110.
— 2 months ago

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Grand Napa Wine

Heir Apparent Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here's a wonderful Cabernet from Napa Valley.

Dark ruby in color with a short purplish rim.

Gorgeous nose of cedar, vanilla, blackberries, blueberries, cooked cherries, figs, milk chocolates, coffee, mocha, black pepper, spices, cigar box, tobacco, light alcohol and coke.

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

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, tobacco, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, cedar, leather, chocolates, licorice, black pepper, spices and light bitter herbs.

Long finish with round tannins and cherries.

This Cabernet based Bordeaux blend from Napa Valley is already delicious.

Well balanced and fruit forward, with lots of cedar notes and vanilla. Very chocolatey, big and smooth. Showing nice complexity and mouthfeel. Great nosetoo, I loved smelling on it for a long time.

This is what you want to expect from a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Will be better in the next 5 to 10 years, so be patient.

Needs an hour to open up a properly and show its potential.

Wine Advocate 92 points.

A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit verdot. Aged in French Oak barrels (40% new) for 24 months.

I paired it with a cheeses and nuts.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$125.
— 13 days ago

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@Peter van den Besselaar my Friday's Cabernet fix is going on for about 3 years now 😊

Vineyard 36

Thirty Six Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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

Deep ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blueberries, black plums, cherries, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices, earth, chocolates, tobacco, coffee and black pepper.

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

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cloves, cola, chocolates, bitter herbs, coffee, peppercorn, vegetables, pencil lead, tobacco and earth.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity with a very yummy mouthfeel.

Still young and needs time in the bottle to mature.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. After 90 minutes of airtime, it shows more vegetable notes.

Good with food, but also a great sipper. Delicious now, but will be even better in the next 5 to 10 years.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

Had it all by myself. Sometimes you need to take time for yourself, with a good bottle of wine, right? 😂

A blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 17% Merlot. Aged in 33% new French oak barrels.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$85.
— a month ago

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Cuda Ridge Wines

Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix
. This week it's a nice one from California.

Dark ruby in color with a short
reddish rim.

Nice nose of blueberries, spices, cedar, vanilla, licorice, sweet cherries, dark chocolates, coffee, earth, peppercorn and leather.

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

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, cherries, sweet raspberries, coffee, oak, earth, vegetables, graphite, vinaigrette, spices, herbs and black pepper.

Long finish with soft tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This is a very nice Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux blend from California. Showing nice complexity with a Soft and elegant mouthfeel. Tangy and interesting.

Needs an hour to open up properly and remove some of the acidity.

Showing a beautiful nose. I loved to smell on it for a long time. Still young and needs another few years in the bottle to mature properly.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

A blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec. Aged for 29 months in French oak barrels.

13.8% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$40
— 2 months ago

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William Hill Estate Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Here is my #fridaycabernetfix ! Not sure of the "somewhat low ratings" on this! This wine is really good! Super Smooth...dark fruits..molasses..sage..leather...vanilla..nice long finish! I picked this up for $40..pretty comparable ..previous purchases at a much higher price point.

Update..post 4 days vacuum pumped and in Refrigerator..this wine has lost some ground ..once being opened. Not bad..but heavy on the oak..and loss of acidity present post 1 hr. Decant. Not bad....just different....
— a month ago

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Robert John Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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

Deep ink in color with a short Ruby rim.

A gorgeous nose of blueberries, currants, cherries, wild strawberries, dried figs, cedar, vanilla, dark coffee, light vegetables, tobacco leaf, earth, chocolates, eucalyptus, black pepper and Mediterranean spices.

Full bodied and gentle with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black cherries, sweet spice, vanilla, licorice, tobacco, chocolates, coffee, mocha, earth, graphite, leather, coke and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a wonderful example of a Napa Cabernet. Showing great complexity with a wonderful nose and a great, smooth and gentle mouthfeel. Very elegant.


Still not showing its 6 year old age and could age very nicely in the next 15 years.

Good right out of the bottle and much better after an hour, when all these flavors open up on the nose and palate.

By now, the alcohol is well integrated alcohol, although it is very high.

Good by itself or with food and a great sipping wine to have with friends and talk about.

15.2% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$90.
— a month ago

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Robert Mondavi Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Another really nice wine found by my brother! Presents with a pretty dark ruby red with a clear rim. On the nose cherry, strawberry, cigar box and vanilla. Tastes of ripe red fuit..wet leaves and eucalyptus! One hour dacant an this! Alc 15% ..no burn! I thought I would hop aboard the #fridaycabernetfix ...celebrating " the snow has melted" and seeing plenty of Robins today! 😉 — 2 months ago

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Beaulieu Vineyard

BV Tapestry Reserve Napa Valley Red Blend 2013

Time for my #FridayCabernetfix. This week it's a wonderful Cabernet based blend from Napa Valley.

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose with blackberries, black cherries, vanilla, licorice, cedar, spices, earth, cloves, pencil lead, leather, chocolates, dark coffee, alcohol, spices and peppercorn.

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

Dry on the palate and very fruity with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, earth, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke and peppercorn.

Long finish with firm tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is another very nice red blend from Napa Valley. Well balanced with a great mouthfeel. Showing nice complexity, but still young.

Needs an hour to open up properly and show some tannins, however it is good right out of the bottle.

This five-year-old is drinking nicely now and will get better in the next couple of years.

I just love these Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux Blends from Napa Valley.

Robert Parker 90 points. Wine Enthusiasts 91 points.

A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec and 3% Cabernet Franc. Aged separately for 21 months in small oak barrels.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$65.
— 2 months ago

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