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Napa Valley 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.

Fruity nose of blueberries, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco leaf, light alcohol, graphite, earth, leather, dark coffee and black pepper.

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

Dry on the palate with plums black currants, stewed cherries, cedar, leather, earth, vanilla, licorice, light vegetables, pencil lead, peppercorn and dark chocolate.

Long finish with fine, yet firm, tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a very tasty Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Spicy and elegant.

Good by itself or with food. A nice sipping wine.

Still young and needs another 5 years in the bottle to mature properly. Needs a couple of hours to open up, so give it some time.

This has a good potential to get to 94+ points, but not right now. However it is already enjoyable even by itself.

If you like a big, yet restraint red, this one is for you.

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

A blend of 99.35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 0.5% Petit Verdot and 0.15% Cabernet Franc. Aged for 25 months in 100% new French Oak barrels. A small production of only 103 cases.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$150.
— 7 days ago

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Château Léoville-Las Cases

Clos du Marquis Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a yummy one from a great vintage in Bordeaux.

This is a very enjoyable Left Bank Bordeaux with some nice age.

Showing red and black fruits with earth, chocolates, tobacco leaf, light oak, vegetables, wet leaves, herbs and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Nice length on the finish with fine grained tannins and tart pomegranates.

This 24 year old is showing great complexity and mouthfeel at this point. Elegant and tasty.

Needs 90 minutes to open up properly and show some tannins.

Robert Parker 90 points.

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

A blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$120.
— 2 months ago

Mike, Daniel and 30 others liked this
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95 lucky you! Cheers!
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Roots Run Deep Winery

Educated Guess Napa County Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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

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

Fruity nose of blueberries, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, dark chocolates, tobacco, coffee, earth, light vegetables and light black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long pretty legs.

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

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Napa Cabernet is very enjoyable now. Nicely balanced with a great mouthfeel.

Shows nice complexity and a tangy ending.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (30 minutes), when the tannins are rounded and soft.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$20.
— 2 months ago

P, Casey and 18 others liked this
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@"Odedi" really nice Cabernet@
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Very enjoyable @Dawn E.

Silver Ghost

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, spices, metals, black pepper.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, oak, licorice, spices, coffee and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Not what I expected from a Napa Cabernet, but it is drinking very nicely now.

Good right out of the bottle and does not change much later. Not one for long term aging, but easy drinking even by itself.

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

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$35.
— 14 days ago

"Odedi", Lisa and 17 others liked this
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Textbook Napa cab in my opinion, and one of my favorite $30-35 bottles!

Burly

Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Gorgeous nose of blackberries, cooked cherries, dried figs, tobacco, cedar, leather, chocolates, vanilla, earth, wood, spices, black pepper, wet leaves and dark coffee.

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

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, oak, licorice, spices, coffee, pencil lead, peppercorn, leather, cola, vanilla, smoke, coffee, earth, leather and tobacco.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This yummy Napa Cabernet is well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. Showing nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Good now and will be even better in the next 5 to 7 years.

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

I had it blind, and called it right, except for the vintage. Missed the vintage by a few years, as it feels older. Exactly what you want to get out of a Napa Cabernet.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$60.
— a month ago

Dick, P and 10 others liked this
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I like the things coming out of this AVA. 👍
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I like his wines too

Robert Mondavi Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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

Dark purple in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity on the nose with blackberries, blueberries, sweet cherries, cedar, leather, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, earth, dark coffee and black pepper.

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

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cedar, vanilla, leather, light bell pepper, tobacco, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.

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

This young Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, is already very enjoyable by itself or with food. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins (30 minutes). After a couple of hours big tannins come in.

This is a great Cabernet to cellar for 10 years.

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

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$28.
— 2 months ago

Brandon, Daniel and 19 others liked this
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Paul Hobbs

CrossBarn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cedar, leather, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, peppercorn, mocha and coffee.

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

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, light herbs, mocha, coke and light earth.

Medium finish with fine tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a very tasty Napa Cabernet based Bordeaux blend. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food.

Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Very typical for a Napa Cabernet with lots of cedar and vanilla flavors.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. Will get better in the next 5 to 10 years.

I had it all by itself. Great wine from a great vintage. Yummy and delicious.

A blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$55.
— 21 days ago

P, Dawn and 19 others liked this

Barnett Vineyards

Estate Bottled Spring Mountain District Merlot 2013

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a tasty Napa Cabernet.

Dark ruby in color with a very short reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, barnyard, chocolates, vinaigrette, earth, wet leaves and herbs.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, cherries, sweet strawberries, black currants, earth, wood, vanilla, barnyard, vegetables, dark coffee, herbs, tobacco, chocolates, mocha, spices, peppercorn, leather and pencil lead.

Long tangy finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a great Napa Cabernet. Showing nice complexity now. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel and a tangy finish.

Feels much older than its age, although not showing it on the color.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and removes some of the stinky nose.

This 5 year old from the great 13 vintage, is drinking very nicely now, and will get better in the next 5 to 15 years. I had the 2012 when it was a 3 year old. What a big difference time makes.

Robert Parker 94 points.

Thank you Wendy for sharing this with me.

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

A blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Aged in 70% new French oak barrels.

14.6% alcohol by volume .

92 points.

$75.
— a month ago

Shay, Brandon and 18 others liked this

Nalle

Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here's a nice one from Sonoma County.

Deep ruby in color with a nice reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blueberries, black currants, cherries, wood, vanilla, spices, licorice, black pepper, coffee and cloves.

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

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, blueberries, wood, cloves, earth, coffee, light cola, graphite, spices, bitter herbs and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins, spices and tangy raspberries.

This is a very enjoyable Cabernet Sauvignon from Dry Creek Valley. Showing mild complexity, at this stage, with a nice mouthfeel.

Nicely balanced, although still young. Would be better in the next 5 to 10 years, as It gets more complexity. The tangy and spicy finish, makes it interesting.


This Californian Bordeaux blend is more subdued than the ones that are being made today. Less in your face kind of wine. Old School California Cabernet 😊

Good by itself or with food, and needs a couple of hours to open up properly.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers. It was very nice with the aged English Cheddar cheese.

A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot. A small production of only 120 cases.

13.7% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$55.
— 2 months ago

Ron, Daniel P. and 13 others liked this

Lewelling Vineyards

St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here's a fantastic #Cabernet from #NapaValley.

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Strong fruity nose with black currants, cooked cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cola, chocolates, mocha, coffee, alcohol, earth, leather, smoke, tobacco leaf and black pepper.

Full bodied and gentle with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, coffee, raisins, chocolates, mocha, earth, leather, coke, tobacco and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Very enjoyable by itself or with food.

Still showing the high alcohol. Not fully balance yet, but so tasty. Still young, and needs 5 years in the bottle to mature and bring out more complexity.

Delicious and yummy.

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

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged in French oak barrels for 18 months (70% new).

15.6% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$70.
— 3 months ago

Daniel, Ted and 22 others liked this