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Caymus Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Celebrating 12,000 followers on Vivino, on this #FridayCabernetfix, with this gorgeous aged Napa Cabernet. And it's Valentine's Day, too.

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

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

Very aromatic nose.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, blackcurrants, cooked blueberries, black plums, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, earth, smoked ham, black pepper, light vinaigrette, beef jerky, leather and dark coffee.

Long finish with fine grained tannins (after 3 hours of airtime) and tangy raspberries.

What a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon from Caymus. Showing great complexity with a soft, smooth and elegant mouthfeel.

This 16 year old is good right out of the bottle, and better after 3 hours of airtime, when tannins and complexity come in, so have patience.

I loved the tangy ending and loved smelling on it for a long time.

Probably the oldest Caymus I have had so far, and I really like it at this stage. A good wine to drink and talk about.

Good by itself or with food. I enjoyed it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

96 points.

$85 (current vintage).
— 2 days ago

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Cousiño-Macul

Antiguas Reservas Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

It's time for Cabernet for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nicely aged one from Chile.

Dark ruby in color with a wide brick rim.

On the nose, blueberries, black cherries, black plums, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, dark coffee and black pepper.

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

Dry on the palate with black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, leather, light bitter herbs, light earth, vinaigrette and peppercorn.

Long finish with smooth and elegant tannins and tangy cherries.

What a nice surprise. This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile. Nicely aged with nice balance and complexity.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 45 minutes of airtime in a decanter.

This 12 year old Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile is drinking extremely nicely now. Peaking now, with great complexity and a soft mouthfeel. Very tasty all by itself.

Thank you Elvira for sharing.

This is a great example of an under $20 wine that becomes delicious with proper aging.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged in French oak barrels for 12 months.

14% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$17 (Current vintage).
— a month ago

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Arraigo Benegas

Old Vines Mendoza Cabernet Franc 2010

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a great one from Argentina.

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

Fruity nose of blackberries, black plums, raisins, wood, vanilla, licorice, dark chocolates, coffee, mocha, spices, peppercorn, pencil lead, light vegetables, earth and leather.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, tobacco leaf, light vegetables, peppercorn, coffee, chocolates, tobacco and graphite.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 9 year old Argentinian Cabernet Franc is drinking very nicely now. Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel. Peaking now.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show the complexity, although, it is good right out of the bottle.

Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.

I've had their regular Cab Franc, but this Old Vines version is so much better. A delicious wine.

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

100% Cabernet Franc grapes were aged for 18 months in French Oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$50.
— 2 months ago

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Grand Napa Vineyards

Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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

Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, plums, cherries, tobacco, mocha, cedar, leather, vanilla, earth, licorice, spices, dark chocolates and black coffee.

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

Dry on the palate with blueberries, plums, currants, cedar, leather, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Napa Cabernet. Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. I really loved smelling on it for a long time. The tangy finish, makes it more interesting.

Still young, and needs another 5 to 10 years of bottle time to mature properly, but already very yummy.

Good right out of the bottle, but shows the tannins only after 3 hours of airtime, so please be patient.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

Aged for 2 years in 60% new French oak barrels.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$110.
— 9 days ago

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Martin Ray

Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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


Dark ruby in color with a brick rim.

Fruity on the nose with blackberries, cooked cherries, dried figs, licorice, cedar, heavy vanilla, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, chocolates, spices and mocha.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, sweet oak, spices, chocolates, peppercorn, dark coffee and tobacco.

Long finish with soft tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a very nice Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Fruit forward with a tangy finish.

Good right out of the bottle and will be better in the next few years with proper care.

Good by itself or with food. Delicious and yummy.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats, cheeses and light appetizers.

Aged for 16 months in 50% new French oak barrels.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$33.
— a month ago

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Le Chanceux

Belle Filles Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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

Dark ruby in color with a nice reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blackberries, sweet cherries, figs, earth, raisins, vanilla, cedar, tobacco, chocolates, vegetables and black pepper. A very nice nose.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and nice legs.

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

Long tangy finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious 7 year old Cabernet Sauvignon from Coombsville. Showing nice complexity with a great nose and a soft mouthfeel.

This Single Vineyard from a great vintage is drinking very nicely now. This is not the big and bold Napa Cabernet, but rather elegant and restrained. Will age nicely in the next 10 years.

Good by itself as a sipping wine. A good wine to talk about with friends.

I let it open for 90 minutes, and it was well worth the wait, although it is tasty right out of the bottle, too.

I paired it with Brie cheese and roasted almonds.

Aged for 24 months in 30% New French oak barrels. Only 196 cases produced.

Only 13.5% alcohol by volume, which is very unique for a Napa Cabernet from this vintage.

91 points.

$85.
— 2 months ago

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Château Montbrun

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1983

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice surprise from Margaux, Bordeaux.


Dark brown in color with a wide brick rim.

Great complexity on the nose with blueberries, black currants, potpourri, raspberries, earth, wood, spices, peppercorn, green vegetables, vinaigrette, black tea, mashrooms, forest floor, smoke, tobacco leaf, spices and graphite.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, dried fruits, wood, cloves, forest floor, tobacco leaf, spices, black pepper, earth, black tea, vinaigrette, mushrooms, wet leaves, herbs and graphite.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

What a great experience this is. This 36 Year old, Cabernet based Bordeaux, is drinking very nicely now. Showing great complexity on both the nose and palate, with a soft mouthfeel. Resembles a 40 year old Barolo.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. Took 90 minutes to peak.

Not from a great vintage, but it is still holding great.

I paired it with good friends, and a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

I can't say what the alcohol level is, but it feels like 12.5%

91 points.
— 2 months ago

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Château Montrose

La Dame de Montrose Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious one from France.

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Strong nose of black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, coffee, eucalyptus, black pepper, dark chocolates, wet leaves, earth and leather.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, dark chocolates, bitter herbs, vegetables, wet leaves and peppercorn.

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

This young Bordeaux is already drinking very nicely. Needs at least five years to come to its own, and will be better in the next 20 years.

Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel.

Robert Parker 90 points.

This is the second wine from this second growth winery, and from a great vintage.

Very tasty, yet not fully balanced. Needs 3 hours to open up properly, but good right out of the bottle too.

A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$65.
— 16 days ago

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Beautiful 2nd wine that is still true to the Montrose need for long cellaring...still & will be for some time waiting on my 05’s etc.
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Castelli Family Vineyards

Estate Romana Valley Cabernet Franc 2015

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

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

Nice nose of blueberries, black currants, vanilla, cedar, bell pepper, spices, tobacco, coffee, chocolates, vegetables, herbs and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cooked plums, cedar, vanilla, leather, earth, spices, vegetables, bell pepper, licorice, dark chocolates, black coffee, light celery and peppercorn.

Long tangy finish with soft tannins and raspberries.

This is a very tasty Cabernet Franc from San Diego County. What a great surprise. Showing nice complexity and mouthfeel with nice balance.

Tasty and enjoyable by itself as a sipping wine.

Needs 90 minutes to open up properly and remove the acidity.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

Aged in French oak barrels for 27 months. A small production of only 72 cases.

Tasty and delicious.

13.4% alcohol by volume. Yay. Nice to see that from California.

92 points.

$44.
— a month ago

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Shangri-La

Ao Yun Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2013

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a tasty one from China.

Dark ruby in color with a short brick rim.

Earthy nose with blueberries, black currants, blackberries, wood, light vanilla, espresso, wet leaves, forest floor, smoke, tobacco leaf, spices, graphite, vegetables, bell pepper, licorice and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with with blueberries, sweet cherries, black plums, oak, licorice, cloves, earth, vegetables, spices, tobacco leaf, wet leaves, black tea, peppercorn and leather.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice surprise. My first Chinese wine, and that's a great start. Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Feels like a Left Bank Bordeaux.

This 6 year old is nicely balanced, although could use a few more years in the bottle to mature.

Interesting enough to drink by itself with good friends and talk about.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show the complexity.

Thank you Sonny for sharing this with me.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. Grapes are grown at over 8,000 feet elevation.

15% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$300.
— 2 months ago

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Always my pleasure @Dawn E.
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