It’s official - happy 40th @deked1! Wine is deep ruby hue, heavy tearing. Creme de cassis, molasses, pipe tobacco, nutmeg and baking spices, vanilla and oak. Pop and pour variety, fruit and oak forward. Velveteen texture.
#2012 #caymus40thanniversary #caymusvineyards #caymus #caymusoccasion #napavalley #napawine #napacabernet #cabernetcandy #oreocake — a year ago
Red, resinous currant with a licorice twist. Warm blackberry, dark toast, vanilla, cedar and sweet tabac seamlessly tailored, even at such a young age. Fresh gingerbread oven, too. Silk suit of tannins; loose stitching. Wound tightly showing sinewy potential and a Christmas cactus of sutured fruits bursting at the seams with liquid graphite and black currant reduction with fresh cassis and olive berry. Violets, treacle and black tea. Onyx train of a witch bride all the way down Howell mountain! #Dunn #DunnVineyards #napacab #napacabernet #Napa #howellmountain #howell #howellmtn #mountainwine #cabernetacademy #cabernetday #cabernetsauvignon #californiaclassic — 3 years ago
Easy to identify this as a NAPA Cab, but disappointingly soft....and I don't mean soft in the milk chocolate and buttery oak sense, I mean almost sweet cherry and soft tannins. The mouthfeel was creamy and I liked that, but there was never the tannin/oak assault that the big reds should deliver. #eponymous #napa #napavalley #napacabernet #napacab — 6 years ago
I can’t hardly believe my luck - found this at a local grill house bar restaurant in MD for $85 on their cellar clearance wine menu. Truthfully I hadn’t had this nice of a #napacabernet in quite some time. Bold fruit on the nose but some nice earth, acidity and elegance on the finish with fine tannins. Unmistakably Napa and delicious. Beautiful pairing for upscale meatloaf. — 2 years ago
A cabernet that we can count on has produced a solid 2012 effort! Dark ruby color, almost brooding; ripe currants and dust in the aromas, pretty much what I had expected, fine depth and range of elements; medium bodied, pert and piquant on the palate, well integrated tannins; dry, nice acidity, well balanced; ripe currants and berries in the flavors, with a bit of oak, very good concentration; ripe berries and sweet oak in the flavors, nicely melded; medium finish, sweet tannins in the aftertaste. This is a trealy fine BV Rutherford and ranks amongst the winery's best. (Tasted: January 5, 2015, San Francisco, CA) (Best Served: 2014-2019) [Sourcing: 80% of the grapes are from vineyard blocks in BV Ranches No. 1, No. 2 and No. 10; 95% Rutherford AVA and 5% Napa AVA] [Composition: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec] [Winemaking Highlights: Barrel Aging 15 months (50% French oak, 35% American oak, 15% Hungarian oak (25% new barrels)] [Technical: 14.3% alcohol, 5.9g/L acidity, 3.70 pH] [Jeffrey Stambor, Winemaker] #cabernetsauvignon #napacabernet #beaulieuvineyard #redwines #napavalley — 7 years ago