Laetitia

Nadia Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

8.8102 ratings
8.95 pro ratings
Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Lamb, Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Hard Cheese, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

This week, my Friday's Cabernet, was paired with a category 3 Hurricane.

Deep ruby/ inky in color with a short dark ruby rim.

Tight nose of blackberries, blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, wildflowers, black pepper, spices, chocolates and smoke.

Bold, full bodied and a little harsh, with medium acidity and nice legs.

Fruity and bone dry on the palate, with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, earth, leather, light green pepper, chocolates, tobacco, herbs and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with firm, angular tannins and black pepper.

A Nice and enjoyable Cabernet Sauvignon from Santa Barbara County. Balanced, yet young, with a nice mouthfeel, and needs a few years to improve. Complex and interesting by itself or with food.
I paired it with steak and baked potatoes.

A blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Merlot.

Grapes are grown at around 3000 feet elevation, and aged for 18 months in Oak barrels.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

This week, my Friday's Cabernet, was paired with a category 3 Hurricane.

Deep ruby/ inky in color with a short dark ruby rim.

Tight nose of blackberries, blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, wildflowers, black pepper, spices, chocolates and smoke.

Bold, full bodied and a little harsh, with medium acidity and nice legs.

Fruity and bone dry on the palate, with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, earth, leather, light green pepper, chocolates, tobacco, herbs and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with firm, angular tannins and black pepper.

A Nice and enjoyable Cabernet Sauvignon from Santa Barbara County. Balanced, yet young, with a nice mouthfeel, and needs a few years to improve. Complex and interesting by itself or with food.
I paired it with steak and baked potatoes.

A blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Merlot.

Grapes are grown at around 3000 feet elevation, and aged for 18 months in Oak barrels.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

1 person found it helpfulOct 7th, 2016
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

8.9

Strongly flavored with nice spice. Not a fruit bomb

Strongly flavored with nice spice. Not a fruit bomb

Jul 1st, 2015
Rafael Landestoy

Really good wine. Red fruit and vanilla on nose and palate.

Really good wine. Red fruit and vanilla on nose and palate.

Sep 18th, 2013
Victor Hsu

Fruity and pleasant Santa Barbara Cab, with medium tannins. Pleasantly drinkable but somewhat simple and unsophisticated. Where are the aromas and flavors of minerals, cedar box and pencil shavings, earth and mushrooms, leather and barnyard? Though it improved a bit with decanting, this is not Cabernet at its best. Clearly not as good as the reserve version of this label. Tasted the 2014 vintage with beef pot roast.

Fruity and pleasant Santa Barbara Cab, with medium tannins. Pleasantly drinkable but somewhat simple and unsophisticated. Where are the aromas and flavors of minerals, cedar box and pencil shavings, earth and mushrooms, leather and barnyard? Though it improved a bit with decanting, this is not Cabernet at its best. Clearly not as good as the reserve version of this label. Tasted the 2014 vintage with beef pot roast.

Jul 13th, 2017
todd herron DPM

This is an amazing blend! Nadia from Santa Barbara Highlands and Laetitia winery. The color is dark and opaque. The bouquet is raspberry jam on buttered toast. The initial palate is so smooth. Hints of blackberry and cranberry followed by a dry oaky peppered bliss! Absolutely no acidity and not too dry! WOW... I had this at a local restaurant called The Last Resort in Athens GA! - by the glass!!!! Finally a restaurant with wine in Athens!
FANTASTIC!

This is an amazing blend! Nadia from Santa Barbara Highlands and Laetitia winery. The color is dark and opaque. The bouquet is raspberry jam on buttered toast. The initial palate is so smooth. Hints of blackberry and cranberry followed by a dry oaky peppered bliss! Absolutely no acidity and not too dry! WOW... I had this at a local restaurant called The Last Resort in Athens GA! - by the glass!!!! Finally a restaurant with wine in Athens!
FANTASTIC!

Feb 3rd, 2017
Katie Journeay

Hopfields

Hopfields

Oct 14th, 2016
Shannon Desmond

Not my usual style but a pleasant experience nonetheless. Balances tannin and lots of flavor

Not my usual style but a pleasant experience nonetheless. Balances tannin and lots of flavor

Jul 31st, 2016
John Scherfel Jr.

Dry tastes of violets long legs un characteristic of the place

Dry tastes of violets long legs un characteristic of the place

Feb 20th, 2016
Akiva Leeder

Not much fruit but plenty of spice - chewy tannins

Not much fruit but plenty of spice - chewy tannins

Jan 5th, 2016
phillip bae

Very new world on nose and wonderfully mellow palate. should try if you do not like too much of fruit bomb

Very new world on nose and wonderfully mellow palate. should try if you do not like too much of fruit bomb

Oct 13th, 2015