#fridaycabernetfix

Tenuta Argentiera

Villa Donoratico Bolgheri Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2021

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim, with a beautiful Bordeaux nose.

Full-bodied with medium acidity, and dry on the palate.

Showing black cherries, currants, plums, licorice, spices, tobacco leaf, dark coffee, earth, dark chocolates and peppercorn.

Nice finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a tasty Cabernet Sauvignon based blend from Bolgheri. Elegant and rich. Fruit forward with nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Still young and needs a few years in the bottle to mature properly. Will continue to age nicely in the next 7 to 10 years.

Good by itself or with food. Will pair nicely with fatty meats.

A blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot. Aged for 10 months in French and Austrian oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$60.
— a day ago

Scott@Mister, Bob and 4 others liked this

Tenuta Meraviglia

Dievole Bolgheri Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Tenuta Meraviglia Bolgheri Rosso 2020, Tuscany, Italy

It is time for my
#FridayCabernetfix.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Nice nose with red and blue fruits, light wood, spices, tobacco leaf, herbs and light vegetables.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with cherries, plums, raspberries, spices, dark chocolates, black pepper and earth.

Short and bitter finish with fine grained tannins.

This is an interesting take on Cabernet Franc from Tuscany. Doesn't drink like one, but easy drinking and good by itself or with food. Elegant and tangy.

100% Cabernet Franc grapes were aged for 12 months in large Chianti wood barrels.

14% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$30.
— a month ago

Hermes, Ted and 7 others liked this

The Vice

The American Paradox Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Inky in color with a short purple rim.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruit forward on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing blackberries, black currants, cooked plums, cedar, tobacco leaf, light earth, herbs, chocolates, cola, light vanilla, spices and peppercorn.

Long tangy finish with fine grained tannins and raspberries.

This 7 year old Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley is drinking beautifully now.

Easy drinking right out of the bottle, and even better after an hour of airtime. Red fruits show up after 90 minutes of airtime.

Complex and rich. Extracted and elegant. Alcohol is nicely integrated. A delicious sipping wine.

This Single Vineyard cabernet is very Spicy and well balanced. Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged for 17 months in new French oak barrels. A small production of only 420 cases. Unfiltered.

15% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$100.
— 2 months ago

Tom, Jay and 9 others liked this

Flint Knoll

Royal Appointment Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2021

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Dark ruby in color with a wide purplish rim.

Light nose with cedar and chocolate notes.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with a soft mouthfeel.

Showing black currants, black plums, blackberries, cedar, licorice, light vanilla, tobacco, espresso, chocolates, diet cola and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Rich, spicy and elegant.

Fruit forward and complex. Nicely balanced with good structure.

Still young, and will continue to age nicely in the next 15 years. Has good potential to become a 95+ point wine. I'll have to revisit it in 10 years.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 90 minutes of airtime.

Complex and a great sipping wine that will also pair nicely with a big piece of steak. I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Gorgeous.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged for 21 months in (85% new) French Oak barrels. A tiny production of only 2,400 bottles made.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$175.
— 3 months ago

Ted, Ira and 10 others liked this

Pestoni Family

Three Tears Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Ruby in color with medium plus intensity.

Fruity nose with lots of fruits, cedar and chocolate notes.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity and a soft mouthfeel.

Showing sweet cherries, currants, cedar, licorice, light vanilla, tobacco, chocolates, light earth, coffee, herbs, spices and black pepper.

Long finish with soft tannins and cherries.

This 7 year old Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa is peaking now, and will continue to drink nicely in the next 5 years.

Delicious, complex and fruit forward. Nicely balanced and soft. Reminds me of a Left Bank Bordeaux.

This Single Vineyard is easy drinking and good by itself or with food. A great sipping wine.

I paired it with a Florentine steak.

A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot. Aged in French oak barrels for 20 months. A very small production of 1,500 bottles.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$125.
— 15 days ago

Doug, Ted and 7 others liked this

Castello di Bolgheri

Bolgheri Superiore SuperTuscan Blend 2021

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Showing plums, black cherries, currants, chocolates, light oak, spices, coffee, licorice, light vanilla, peppercorn, tobacco leaf and light earth.

Medium plus in length on the finish, with grippy tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Bolgheri. Spicy and interesting. Nicely balanced and elegant.

Very tasty and already enjoyable, although still young. Needs 5 years in the bottle to mature properly. Has good potential to become a 94+ point wine.

A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Merlot. Aged for 16 months in French oak barrels and then 6 months in Austrian oak.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$85.
— a month ago

Juan, Jose and 10 others liked this

Robert Keenan Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.

Nose of blueberries, black plums, currents, oak, licorice, spices, dark chocolates, light bell pepper, dark coffee, herbs and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and log legs.

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

Spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa valley. Nicely balanced and muscular, with a soft mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 90 minutes in the decanter. Once it opens up, more earth notes show up, and it gets more interesting.

This 5-year-old is already showing nice complexity with good structure. Spicy and tangy.

Easy drinking right out of the bottle, good by itself or with food. This is not the 'in your face' kind of Napa Cab. Feels like a fruit forward Left Bank Bordeaux.

Still young, and needs a few more years in the bottle to mature properly. Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years.

Wine Advocate 91 points.

Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged in French and American Oak barrels (33% new) for 20 months.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$68.
— 2 months ago

Doug, Tom and 13 others liked this

Castello di Bolgheri

Varvàra Bolgheri Super Tuscan Red Blend 2021

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Very pretty color of ruby with a wide reddish rim.

Nice nose with unique aluminum notes.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with red and black fruits, earth, herbs, oak, chocolates, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux blend from Bolgheri in Tuscany. Elegant and fruity with nice complexity.

Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Easy drinking and needs time to open up properly.

Already tasty and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years.

Elegant and robust. Spicy and fruit forward.

Feels like an old world Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of new world.

A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot. Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, and 6 months in large Austrian barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$30.
— a month ago

Douglas, Marc and 11 others liked this

Ômina Romana

Cabernet Franc 2013

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

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

Strong spicy nose with light cedar, tobacco, chocolates and licorice.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with black plums, black currants, coffee, light cedar, cola, light earth, herbs, tobacco leaf and dried meat.

Tangy finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty Cabernet Franc from Lazio, Italy. An interesting wine that feels more like a Right Bank Bordeaux.

This 11 year old is tasty right out of the bottle, and better with airtime. Rich, yet elegant.

Would be nice to revisit it again in 3 years.

A good quality wine. Good by itself or with food.

100% Cabernet Franc grapes were aged in oak barrels for 20 months.

14% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$100.
— 2 months ago

Doug, Ted and 3 others liked this

Ad Vinum

Sleeping Lady Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a great Cabernet Sauvignon.

Inky in color with a short purple rim.

Beautiful nose of black fruits, cedar, vanilla, licorice and chocolates.

Full bodied and elegant with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with great complexity.

Showing black currants, cooked cherries, blackberries, sweet black plums, cedar, tobacco leaf, light earth, herbs, cola, vanilla, spices, espresso, pencil lead, eucalyptus and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This gorgeous 6-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon from Yountville is drinking so wonderfully now. Still so young, but already very enjoyable. Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Rich, extracted and fruit forward. A fabulous wine.

Wine Advocate 97 points. Wine Enthusiasts 96 points.

This Single Vineyard Cabernet will continue to age nicely in the next 20 years.

Great right out of the bottle, but definitely needs more time in the decanter, which we didn't have, as it finished so quickly. A gorgeous wine by Chris Phelps.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged in (70% new) French oak barrels for 17 months.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

$170.
— 3 months ago

John, Jose and 16 others liked this