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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
— 8 days ago

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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

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Corison

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Solid Napa cab, with violet nose. Graphite, currant, black cherry, espresso, and blackberry, remarkable, chewy tannins, and structure. Details lacking as it was the last wine and accompanied cherry pie. But made a great impression. .
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#cab #CabernetSauvignon #napa #napavalley #napacab #corison #corisonnapa
— a year ago

Courtney KlineBryant Bickel
with Courtney and Bryant
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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

Inglenook

Limited Cask Reserve Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 1981

I was pretty nervous about this #napavalley 1981 #cabernetsauvignon being able to go the distance. First of several 1981 bottles for my lovely wife’s 40th birthday. I’m an Ah So rookie so still managed to break the cork and drown the bottom half in the bottle. After an easy pour through a tea strainer into a decanter, let it sit for a while. Now past an hour it’s really opened up - no doubt it’s on a gentle glide slope decline but so many layers of tertiary aromas. Raisin notes, Medjool dates, maple syrup, some charcuterie notes on the nose. Not much primary fruit left at all - a bit oxidized on the palate but still robust acidity, leather, sanded-down tannins on a rapid finish. — 7 months ago

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Caymus Vineyards

40th Anniversary Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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.
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#2012 #caymus40thanniversary #caymusvineyards #caymus #caymusoccasion #napavalley #napawine #napacabernet #cabernetcandy #oreocake
— 2 years ago

Deked1
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@Mike R Thank you, Sir! 🙏 Nothing like a Caymus and Oreo cake pairing to celebrate another trip around the sun ☀️ Take care!
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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

The Vice

"The House" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
8.9

I saw an interview owner/winemaker Malek Amrani and I felt sympathetic towards him and the trials and tribulations of the supply chain in this moment for bottles, corks and cardboard cases and workers. It’s actually a really nice wine at a decent price. #napa #napavalley #cabernetsauvignon — 8 months ago

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Heitz Cellar

Cellar Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
8.9

Just okay. Really. Nothing to write home about. Lacking mid-palate and slightly too acidic seeming. #napavalley #cabernet — 2 years ago

Bob, Michael and 6 others liked this

Cakebread Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Black cherry, blackberry, plum, cassis, vanilla, coconut, violet, nutmeg, oak, wet earth. Delicious and complementary pairing to earthy meal of steak, baked russet potato, with asparagus. Vintage 2017. ABV 14.6%.
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#celebratorymood #cakebreadcellars #cakebreadcabernet #napavalleywine #napavalley #cabernetsauvignon #wineandfoodpairing
— 2 years ago

Deked1
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