@AddendumByFess 2014 Skellenger Lane Cabernet Sauvignon (SRP $95): Addendum is an exciting new portfolio launched by renowned Santa Barbara producer Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard. The Addendum label focuses on small batches of Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from some of the top sites in Napa Valley. This full-bodied example hails from the Rutherford appellation. It is deep purple in color, with layers of complexities: cedar box, spice cake, toasted pastry, vanilla bean, and a hint of mint—surround a rich core of ripe dark berry and purple stone fruit flavors. There is good depth and structural intensity, anchored by dusty tannins that gain traction on the long, textured finish. This is a serious wine that is a pleasure to sip. It is also a good cellar candidate to enjoy over the next decade. Approximately 116 cases of this wine were produced. Region: Rutherford, Napa Valley, California. Other info: ABV 14.9%, matured 28 months in 100% French oak barrels [all new], natural cork enclosure. #wine #winelover #CabernetSauvignon #NapaValley #Rutherford — 2 years ago
This was pure joy! We opened this last night when it was raining and continued it into National Drink Wine Day! There is something very special about having a glass of wine outside when it's raining. Dare we say it smells and tastes better?
This wine is old school Napa, all the characteristics that made us fall in love with Napa Cabs in the first place. Fresh black cherry, purple flowers, anise, red pepper, mint/herb jump out of the glass. Cassis, loamy Rutherford earth and nice tannin in the mouth. What a delight! #frogsleap #napavalley #rutherford — 4 years ago
Not dead, but the old cinnamon-cherry plum tart nose turns a slight rot of tropical compost and black banana pudding. Cedar-smoked cranberry sauce, dusty grape skins and wet clove. Finishes muddy with a little tar. Past it's time by a tiny margin. #BV #rutherford #napacabbootlickers #napacabs — 3 years ago
Really balanced for California. Coffee and Rosemary on toast, with granite and black cherry. Medium mouthfeel exhibits a drill hole of black currant surrounded by topsoil and stone. 360 degrees of tannins with a crystal powder texture that melts away to a delicate smoky black pepper and dark cherry sustainance. #howellmountain #rutherford #pestonifamily — 5 years ago