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Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

2012 vintage. Chocolate brownie with dried raspberries and tie red cherries. Baked black currant, dried blueberry, moist banana bread, violet in bloom, blackberry, vanilla, cinnamon.
Nice entry weight gives way to rich dark chocolate, dried strawberry, Cuban coffee, blackberry reduction, dark baked blueberries, grippy tannins, big fruit and density with a lingering depth.

#opusone #napavalley #napavalley2012 #Napa #robertmondavi #baronphilippederothschild #oakville #napared
— 17 days ago

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Shafer Vineyards

One Point Five Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Cran-grape-blackberry sensibility with dark roast coffee undertones, milk chocolate, carnation, caramel, dried parsley, carrot purée. Palate is coffee coated black currant, chicory, dried blackberry, bramble, cedar, tight and green oak notes, violet, baseball glove, tart cherry, tart raspberry and raspberry reduction. Rich offering here to satisfy the lofty spirit, but needs time to coalesce.
Pair with warm fires.


#shafer #napa #napavalley #shaferonepointfive #onepointfive #stagsleapdistrict #shafervineyards #shafercabernet #shafercab #cab #cabernetsauvignon #stagsleapnapa
— 4 months ago

Alex, Severn and 9 others liked this

Mayacamas Vineyards

Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Blood ruby pushing purple. Black and red licorice wound around a core of dusty oak. Smoky, with smells of cigar boxes and dried violets, roses and a potpourri of others including heather and light lavender. Tight still with a bing cherry middle, red currant, tart blueberry and boysenberry. Baked plum unravels to the aforementioned oak with a cedar-cigar and pronounced oak exposure. Wound tight in some places, and unraveling slowly in others.


#mayacamas #mayacamasvineyards #mayacamascab #mayacamascabernet #cabernet #cabernetsauvignon #napa #napavalley #napacab #mayacamasmountains #mountveeder #mtveeder #californiawines
— 5 months ago

Andrew, Severn and 4 others liked this

Cain Vineyard & Winery

Cain Five Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2007

Despite age, wooden and rich. Fleshy plum and blackberry, blueberry and black currant ripeness, moist tobaccos, tender steak, acanthus, mulberry and melting chocolate. Espresso, mocha, raisinate currants, spicy tobacco, cedar, cinnamon, clove, and barrel. Candied rose petal, smoky violet, and pepper blend. Long and complex finish.



#cainfive #cainfivewine #napa #springmountain #springmountaindistrict #estategrown #estatebottled #bordeauxblend #2007 #2007napa
— 3 months ago

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Courtney Benham

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Admirable QPR #napa #cabernetsauvignon - reasonably lighter 14.3% ABV reveals this is no hot oaky bomb. Cassis, blackberry, sous bois nose, medium-plus body and bright acidity. They get props for the reliable, functional screw top on this drink-now Cab. — 5 months ago

Palazzo

Red Cuvée Master Blend Series Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

Warm nose with chocolate notes, clove, nutmeg, and coffee. Hazelnut brownie; earthy mushroom. Tart raspberry surprise inside, with licorice, cedar, bitter arabica and sharp tobacco notes, rosemary, tart bing and rich, ripe black cherry. Oak adding cinnamon and a ghost of vanilla. Peppercorn.
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#scottpalazzo #palazzo #napa #napavalley #napared #oakville #redwine #rosso #rouge
— 6 months ago

Sharon and Ron liked this

Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

1997 and holding up very well. Brisket, prune and baked plum, graphite sparkles, dried red currant, crumbly rose petal, cedar sawdust and baked black currant. Rich and half dried black cherry, similar with black currant, velvety thick robe of tannin, dark chocolate with dried raspberries, violets and cinnamon, fresh raspberry, mild black pepper, coffee splash and long long graphite shine. Amazed at the quality here, and stunned by the longevity.

#chateaumontelena #1997cab #napa #napacab #themontelenaestate #chateaumontelenacab #cabernetsauvignon #estatebottled #bobarrett #newworldcab #newworldfirstgrowth #chateaumontelenaestate
— 3 months ago

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ESF

Epic Vintage!

Chateau Potelle

VGS Mt Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

We’re snowed ❄️ in on a Friday night and decided to imbibe this generously gifted Chateau Potelle, VGS Vintage 2010, ABV 14.5%. It’s predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, alongside Merlot, from Mount Veeder in Napa Valley, California. 🍷 🇺🇸

Wow, aromas and flavors are exuberant, concentrated, rich, and span a spectrum of characteristics from candied plum, ripe black cherry, and crème de cassis to black olive and crushed violet, to nutmeg, cardamom, and clove, to leather, tobacco, smoke, meat, and earth.

Tannins and mouthfeel are supple and smooth. Acidity is present, lending balance.

This wine is bold and is drinking beautifully now, though it has potential for further aging.

Cheers!

#vgs #chateaupotelle #veeder #napa #napacabernet #winenot #bordeauxblend #winelover #tgif #winetime
— 4 months ago

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Dunn Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1994

Red and black cherry notes, cranberry sauce, roses, cinnamon rye-toast, integrated black currant, touch of leather. Smoky entry with grilled brown sugar, clove, and black olive, grill cedar, powdered black pepper, dried black currant, and bitter cocoa.

#dunn #dunnnapa #napa #howellmountain #cabernetsauvignon #cabernet #cab #cacab #californiacab
— 5 months ago

Dawn, Severn and 11 others liked this