Tag: Cabernet sauvignon

Foyt Family Wines No. 77 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Napa Valley, California

Pretty color of dark ruby with a reddish/brick rim.

Great nose of black currants, blackberries, cedar, licorice, cola, chocolates, earth, eucalyptus, light vanilla, vegetables, mint, herbs, spices and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with black fruits, oak, licorice, spices, light vanilla, espresso, chocolates, earth, vegetables, Indian spices, wet leaves, dirt, black pepper, pencil lead, tobacco leaf and peppercorn.

Spicy finish with nice length and fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Mount Veeder in Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

This 11 year old is nicely balanced, at this point, and good by itself or with food. Will be good in the next 5 years.

I decanted it for 3 hours, which is when the tannins showed up.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Delicious.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$105.

Foundry Wines Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, California

It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice one from Napa Valley.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Nice nose wild flowers, blueberries, black cherries, light wood, licorice, spices, bitter herbs, chocolates, tobacco leaf and peppercorn.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with cooked strawberries, black currants, sweet cherries, licorice, spices, light vanilla, cedar, leather, earth, peppercorn, herbs, red chili powder and light vegetables.

Nice length on the finish with soft tannins and raspberries.

This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux blend from the great 2015 vintage in Napa Valley. Nicely balanced with a great nose.

Showing nice complexity at this point. Elegant, spicy and soft.

Good by itself and good right out of the bottle. After 2.5 hours in the decanter, tannins and structure show up together with lots of spices. Worth the wait.

A blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petite Sirah. A small production of only 214 cases. Aged for 29 months in French Oak barrels (80% new).

14.2% alcohol by Volume.

92 points.

$78.

Foyt Family Wines No. 14 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Napa Valley, California

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

On the nose black currants, cooked cherries, black plums, blackberries, cedar, licorice, vanilla, eucalyptus, earth, light vegetables, tobacco, espresso, herbs, spices, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cedar, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, alcohol, light vegetables, pencil lead, peppercorn, leather and espresso.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This young Napa Cabernet is already delicious, but needs three to five years to mature properly.

Soft and elegant with a beautiful nose. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel and nice complexity.

Needs a couple of hours to open up and show its beauty, so please be patient. Will be nice to revisit it in 3 years.

Nicely balanced with lots of earth notes. A little uncommon for this region, although very typical for this producer.

Tasty by itself or with food. I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Paired wonderfully well with the Brie cheese.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$48.

Château Gloria Saint Julien 2009, Bordeaux, France

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim. Not showing much age.

Nice nose of blueberries, blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, oak, licorice, spices, coffee, light vegetables, herbs, light vanilla, tobacco leaf, pencil lead, black pepper and light medicine.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, licorice, cloves, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead, coffee, dark chocolates and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and coffee notes.

This is a nicely aged Bordeaux from the great 2009 vintage. Showing a great nose and mouthfeel.

Elegant with lots of fruits. Nicely balanced with nice complexity.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show its pretty nose, so be patient. Tannins come in after 90 minutes.

Robert Parker 93 points.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.

Tasty and spicy. A delicious wine.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$65.

The Vice Wines American Paradox Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, California

Time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious one from Napa Valley.

Dark ruby in color, almost Inky, with a bright red rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, cedar, sweet cherries, dried figs, vanilla, licorice, tobacco, spices, light earth, pencil lead and black pepper.

Full bodied, bold and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

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

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a very tasty wine from Napa Valley. Fruit forward, rich and extracted.

This 4 year old is starting to drink nicely now. A good quality wine that will age nicely in the next 10 years.

Easy drinking and elegant, with a nice mouthfeel. Already showing nice complexity. Showing nice potential to get to a 94+ point wine.

Good right out of the bottle, and gets more complex as it opens up. I gave it 3 hours in a decanter.

Good by itself or with food. A good sipping wine that I paired with meats and cheeses.

15% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$95.

Pomar Junction Vineyard and Winery Train Wreck 2015 Paso Robles, California

Time for some Merlot on this
#MerlotThursday. Here’s a nice one from Paso Robles.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose with black currants, black plums, licorice, dark chocolates, tobacco leaf, coffee, pencil lead, spices, light earth, herbs and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long fat legs.

Dry on the palate with black currants, plums, blueberries, cooked cherries, earth, oak, spices, licorice, light vanilla, herbs, light vegetables, pencil lead, peppercorn, leather and tobacco leaf.

Spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very interesting red blend from Paso Robles. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Elegant and stylish. Rich and fruity with lots of earth notes to make it interesting.

This 6 year old is drinking very nicely now, and will continue in the next 3 to 5 years.

I gave it 90 minutes to open up and show the complexity. After 3 hours of airtime, it balances out with much less vegetables notes. Worth the wait.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and crackers. Paired very nicely with the triple cream Brie cheese.

A blend of 21% Merlot, 21% Petite Sirah, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah, 21% Zinfandel and 6% Mourvedre. Aged for 21 Months in oak barrels (35% New).

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$45.

Fidelitas Wines Quintessence Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Red Mountain, Washington State

It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a beautiful one from Washington State.

A pretty color of dark ruby with a short reddish rim.

On the nose blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, raisins, dried figs, vanilla, cedar, chocolates, mocha, bell pepper, vegetables, black pepper and spices.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and pretty legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, earth, oak, spices, light vanilla, tobacco leaf, peppercorn, espresso, chocolates, light vegetables and pencil lead.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Mountain in Washington State.

Already showing nice complexity, although it is still young and needs 3 years to mature properly. Will be good in the next 10 years.

Needs time to open up properly. I gave it 90 minutes, which is when the tannins showed up and brought in nice structure, and a nice mouthfeel.

Rich and delicious. Spicy and good by itself or with food.

This Single Vineyard is fruit forward and extremely dry, which is a unique combination. As it opens up it becomes earthier.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Really nice with the fatty Italian salami, and will pair very nicely with a big piece of steak.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged in 50% new French Oak barrels.

15.1% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$70.

7 Cellars Winery Elway’s Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, California

Dark ruby in color with a pretty reddish rim.

On the nose cherries, blueberries, wild flowers, spices, light oak, licorice and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, strawberries, blueberries, plums, light toasted oak, spices, earth, light herbs, tobacco leaf and peppercorn.

Tangy long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a very nice Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley made by Rob Mondavi Jr.

Easy drinking and tasty, with mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly, so take your time. It wasn’t that pretty right out of the bottle.

Not the typical big and bold with black fruits Napa Cabernet, but rather something a little bit different, which is nice to see too.

Still young and needs 3 to 7 years in the bottle to mature properly, but has good potential.

Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.

Very tasty, Spicy and elegant. Really enjoyed the flowery nose, once it opened up.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petite Sirah.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points

$77.

Clos Du Val Winery Hirondelle Vineyard Stags Leap District Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Napa Valley, California

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a gorgeous one from Napa Valley.

Deep ruby in color, almost Inky, with a short reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blackberries, black plums, blackcurrants, cooked cherries, cedar, figs, raisins, chocolates, light vanilla, licorice, coffee and peppercorn.

Full-bodied, bold and smooth, with medium acidity and long long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate, with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, earth, cedar, leather, chocolates, tobacco leaf, licorice, black pepper, spices, light herbs, graphite and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a delicious young Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District in Napa Valley. Rich and extracted and nicely balanced. Tangy and tasty. Exactly what you expect from a Napa Valley Cabernet.

Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel. Drinking very nicely already, although still young.

Good right out of the bottle, but much better after 3 hours of airtime, when the complexity and structure come in, so be patient.

A delicious wine that will age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years.

A good wine to sip on all by itself, but a big piece of steak would be a great pairing, too. Nicely balanced and fruit forward.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. A small production of only 29 barrels.

14.6% alcohol by volume

93 points.

$125.

Alexander Valley Vineyards Homestead Red Blend 2018 Sonoma County, California

It’s time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.

Dark ruby in color with a redish rim.

Strong nose of black currants, black cherries, plums, oak, licorice, barnyard, vegetables, bell pepper, herbs, earth and light black pepper.

Medium plus in body and smooth, with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, wood, spices, light vanilla, tobacco, chocolates, dark coffee, earth, vegetables and graphite.

Medium finish with fine tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice Merlot based blend from Alexander Valley. Fruity, but with lots of vegetable notes. Very true to the region.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. Easy drinking with a nice mouthfeel. A good everyday wine.

Feels young and will be better in the next 3 years.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Paired very nicely with the brie cheese.

A blend of 44% Merlot, 32% Zinfandel, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Grenache, 6% Mourvedre and 3% Syrah.

14% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$23.