Category: Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Stewart Cellars Nomad Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Napa Valley, California


It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, cedar, earth, vanilla, espresso, cola, light herbs, chocolates, tobacco, spices and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon from Beckstoffer Vineyard. Rich, yet elegant with nice complexity. Extracted and fruit forward.

Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Spicy and interesting.

This 9-year-old from the great 2014 vintage in Napa is drinking beautifully now.

Wine Enthusiasts 94 points.

This Single Vineyard is good right out of the bottle, and even better after 3 hours of airtime. Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years.

I’ve had the 2009 a couple of years ago and loved it as well. Showing great consistency.

Good by itself or with food. Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$135.

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Realm Cellars The Bard 2016, Napa Valley, California


It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

This is a gorgeous Napa Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux blend.

Showing a very aromatic nose, and very fruity on the palate with medium acidity.

Showing blackberries, cooked cherries, black plums, tobacco, diet cola, cedar, leather, vanilla, chocolates, licorice, spices, earth and peppercorn.

Long tangy finish with round tannins and cherries.

A great sipping wine. Delicious right out of the bottle, and better with airtime.

I’ve had a few vintages of this wine, and this 2016 is rocking. Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Robert Parker 98 points. Wine Enthusiasts 94 points.

An excellent Cabernet that will pair nicely with a nice piece of steak. I had it all by itself by the lake.

A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$200.

Gaderian Wines Henry Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Napa Valley, California



It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Beautiful nose with nice complexity.

Dry and fruity on the palate, and elegant with medium acidity.

Showing blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, espresso, cola, herbs, licorice, black pepper, tobacco leaf, chocolates, light earth and Indian spices.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

Soft and elegant, and so tasty with chocolate and licorice notes. Complex and good right out of the bottle.

Still young, but already delicious, and will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years. I had it a year ago and it is already drinking better.

Good by itself or with food. Will pair nicely with a big piece of steak.

Aged for 21 months in 75% new American oak barrels, and the rest in neutral French Oak. A small production of only 1,200 bottles.

15.2% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$68.

Krill Family Vineyards Pellet Estate Henry’s Reserve Pellet Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Napa Valley, California



What a gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley this is.

Dry and fruity on the palate.

Showing blackberries, black currants, stewed cherries, cedar, espresso, vanilla, spices, light cola, chocolates, peppercorn, herbs, earth and graphite.

This Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux blend, is well balanced with nice complexity and mouthfeel. Already has a nice nose.

Still young and would continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

A delicious sipping wine, that will also will pair nicely with a big piece of steak.

A blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Merlot. A tiny production of only one barrel.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$150.

Chimney Rock Winery Alpine Vineyard Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Napa Valley, California


It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a great Cabernet Sauvignon.

Full bodied and smooth, with good balance and structure.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with medium acidity.

Showing blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, light herbs, earth, chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 8 year old Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley is gorgeous. Rich and extracted, yet elegant with nice complexity.

A beautiful wine that will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

This Single Vineyard is delicious right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours of airtime. It’s definitely worth the wait.

A great sipping wine, and will pair nicely with a big piece of steak too.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$125.

Calculated Risk Barrel Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Napa Valley, California



Dark ruby in color with a short reddish/ purple rim.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity.

Dry and very fruity on the palate.

Showing blackberries, blueberries, black plums, cooked cherries, cedar, earth, vanilla, spices, espresso, bitter herbs, peppercorn, tobacco and dark chocolates.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa valley. Rich and extracted. Powerful and flavorful.

Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Shows nice complexity already.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 3 hours of airtime.

This young Cabernet Sauvignon will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years. Has good structure, and could become a 94+ point wine. Will be nice to revisit it in 5 years.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$90.

Hayfork Wine Company Field Select Lewelling Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Napa Valley, California



It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Dark ruby in color with a short red rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, metals, chocolates and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, cola, cedar, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, leather and black pepper.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Spicy and rich. Opulent and tasty.

Easy drinking right out of the bottle, and better with airtime. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

This Single Vineyard Cabernet from the great 2016 vintage, is still young, and would be better in the next 5 to 10 years.

Robert Parker 94 points.

Good right out of the bottle and good by itself or with food. Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats.

A blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot. Aged in French oak barrels (75% new) for 20 months.

15.1% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$70.

Swanson Vineyards Alexis Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Napa Valley, California





Ruby in color with a wide brick rim.

Beautiful nose of black currants, blackberries, blueberries, dried figs, raisins, light oak, licorice, light tobacco, light earth, chocolates, eucalyptus, light vegetables, herbs, wildflowers, cola and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black plums, figs, dried fruits, coffee, light cedar, tobacco, chocolates, cola, vanilla, licorice, spices, light earth and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This gorgeous 18 year old Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley is drinking beautifully now.

This is a great surprise, as the cork totally crumbled, and I expected the worst, but it really delivered.

Shows nice balance, and great complexity with a velvety mouthfeel.

Easy drinking and good right out of the bottle. As it opens up, tannins come in (45 minutes), and make it more structured and interesting.

A great sipping wine to have all by itself and talk about. The nose is just gorgeous.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

$80.

Nicholson Jones Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, California



Inky in color with a short purple rim.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity.

Dry and very fruity on the palate.

Showing blackberries, raisins, dried figs, vanilla, cola, cedar, milk chocolates, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, light vinaigrette and Mediterranean spices.

This 9 year old Cabernet Sauvignon is showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Elegant and fruity.

Thank you John for sharing this with me.

Rich and extracted. Complex and interesting. A great sipping wine to have all by itself. Just gorgeous.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.

Will also pair nicely with a big piece of steak.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard, were aged in New French oak barrels for 19 months. A small production of only 6 barrels.

15.4% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$125.

Kukeri Wines Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Napa Valley, California



It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious one.

Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.

Strong nose of black currants, plums, cooked cherries, violets, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco and herbs.

Full bodied and elegant with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberry pie, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, herbs, vanilla, spices, chocolates and black pepper.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This 6 year old Napa Cabernet is still young, but already very enjoyable, even by itself. Rich and extracted. Fruit forward, but calm.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours of airtime.

Very flowery once it opens up. I liked the nose better than the palate. A very enjoyable wine.

This Single Vineyard will continue to age nicely in the next 7 to 10 years.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged in French oak barrels (40% new) for 26 months. A tiny production of only 5 barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$95.