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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! 😉 — 6 days ago

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@Dawn E. @Sharon B Me too! Cheers 🍷
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@Dawn E. Happy Friday!🍷

Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

Inkblot Cabernet Franc 2015

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a great Cabernet Franc from Lodi.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Very fruity on the nose with blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, raisins, spices, dried figs, tobacco, chocolates, mocha, coffee, peppercorn, earth, leather and coke.

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

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black plums, cherries, wood, cloves, light vegetables, pencil lead, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, leather, earth, light bell pepper and peppercorn.

Medium plus in finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a big and chewy Cabernet Franc from California. Well balanced and fruit forward, with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins (1 hour).

Good by itself as a sipping wine, by the porch, or with a big piece of steak. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.

A great example of how I like my Cabernet Franc. Yummy, rich and delicious.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$30.
— a month ago

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Blue Rock

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice one from Alexander Valley.

Pretty color of dark ruby with a cloudy reddish rim.

Nice nose of black currants, blackberries, cherries, vanilla, earth, wood, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco, graphites, dark coffee and light vegetables.

Full bodied and elegant with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, cherries, figs, licorice, cedar, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, leather and coffee.

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

This is a very enjoyable Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California. Well balanced with nice complexity and an elegant mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (2 hours).

Needs 2 to 5 years to mature properly, and show its full capacity.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged for 22 months in 50% new French Oak barrels.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$45.
— 2 months ago

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It’s been a while, but their Baby Blue (blend) was quite nice as well.
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@Philip Cook I liked their baby blue too. This was better

Poggi

Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delightful and unique Napa Cabernet.

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

Fruity nose with cherries, black plums, sweet strawberries, licorice, light vanilla, oak, spices, light vegetables, pencil lead and black pepper.

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

Dry on the palate with sweet raspberries, cherries, oak, light vanilla, spices, vegetables, earth, leather, tobacco leaf, graphites, herbs and peppercorn.

Long finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very nice Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Not a typical Napa Cabernet, and very enjoyable. Balanced with mild complexity.

Easy to drink, soft and smooth with mostly red fruits. Not as fruit forward, in your face, kind of red wine, as I expected from a Napa Cabernet, but rather a soft red wine with lots of elegance. Feels like a graceful right bank Bordeaux.

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

Would age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years and bring in some more complexity. I would want to try this in two to three years to see how it evolves, as I see it might be a little young right now.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon,
6% Merlot, and 4% Cab Franc. Aged for 22 Months in 100% French Oak
(50% New).

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$75.
— 3 months 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
— 6 days ago

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👍about a mile from me
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So cool @Jason and Jennie did you get to try it?

Château Cos d'Estournel

Les Pagodes de Cos Saint-Estéphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here's a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Bordeaux.


Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.

On the nose, black currants, plums, cherries, chocolates, wood, earth, vegetables, graphite, spices, bitter herbs, wet leaves, river rocks, peppercorn, tobacco, dark coffee and light bell pepper.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, sweet strawberries, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, light vanilla, vegetables, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, wet leaves and earth.

Long finish with fine-grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a delicious Cabernet blend from Bordeaux. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel and great complexity.

This great vintage is already enjoyable, although it could use some additional time to mature properly, 5 to 10 years.

This Second Growth is good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (4 hours).

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with smoked meats. Delicious and yummy.

A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot.

14% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$75.
— a month ago

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@"Odedi" Very good second wine from Cos d Estournel in a grand Bordeaux vintage! 👍 Oh, I just saw the CS Cabernet at my Costco for $12.99. It’s like stealing at that price. Cheers and enjoy the weekend. 🍷
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That's a great price @David T .I'm going to try my Costco

Casto Oaks

Gardner Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Here's my choice for this week's #FridayCabernetfix. This is a great California Cabernet.

Deep ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Extremely fruity on the nose with blackberries, black plums, cherry pie, cooked strawberries, cedar, vanilla, spices, chocolates, sweet tobacco, light vegetables, coffee, vinaigrette, black pepper and leather.

Full-bodied and big with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, bell pepper, cooked figs, dried fruits, dark coffee, spices, vanilla, cinnamon, cedar, caramel, earth, tobacco leaf, green vegetables, graphite and peppercorn.

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

This Cabernet Sauvignon from the Sierra Foothills in California, is drinking very nicely now, with very nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Still young and would benefit from a few more years in the bottle to smooth out, and reduce some of the acidity.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly.

I had it 6 months ago and there's still no change. I would love to revisit this in 3 years as this is a great vintage.

This Single Vineyard Cabernet is good by itself as a sipping wine, or with food.

I paired it with hard cheeses, but it really went well with a light French Brie.

Grapes are grown at 3000 feet elevation and aged for 15 months in American Oak barrels.

14.4% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$27.
— 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.
— 13 days ago

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Poggi

Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Poggi Wines Dimond Mountain District Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, California

It's time for my
#FridayCabernetfix! Here is a great mountain fruit Napa Cabernet.

Pretty color of dark ruby with a reddish cloudy rim.

Fruity nose with blueberries, raspberries, plums, sweet cherries, light vanilla, dark chocolates, oak, coffee, earth and leather.

Medium to full-bodied and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, earth, oak, vanilla, spices, chocolates, tobacco leaf, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This Napa Cabernet is very enjoyable now as a 4 year old. Well balanced and tangy on the ending, interesting and elegant.

Good by itself or with food.
The nose is quite different from the palate, which surprised me for the better.

Wine Enthusiasts 88 points.

This Single Vineyard needs a couple of hours to open up properly, remove some acidity and show tannins. This will get even better in the next 3 to 8 years

I had it all by itself and really enjoyed it. Tasty and delicious.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged for 22 Months in 100% French Oak (50% New). A very small production of 1000 bottles.

14.4% alcohol by Volume.

91 points.

$75.
— 2 months ago

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Turnbull Wine Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. This is a wonderful Cabernet from Napa Valley.

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose with blackberries, black currants, cherry pie, cedar, vanilla, leather, spices, earth, chocolates, coffee, mocha, tobacco, licorice, peppercorn, cloves, beef jerky and black pepper.

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

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, wood, licorice, earth, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a great Napa Cabernet. Very enjoyable already, but will be so much better in 5 years. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Extremely fruity right now, and needs some time to soften up and get more complexity.

Needs 90 minutes to open up properly and show tannins. Good enough to have all by itself as a sipping wine.

Good with food too, like a big piece of steak.

This is just delicious. Tasty, even though it is so young.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$50
— 2 months ago

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