Tag: Cabernet

PerUs Wine Company Proprietary Red Wine Alessio 2016, Napa Valley, California

To celebrate 15,000 followers on Vivino, i had to open something special.

Inky in color with a short reddish rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, black plums, cedar, light earth, licorice, vanilla, eucalyptus, chocolates, alcohol, herbs, coffee, spices and black pepper.

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

Dry on the palate and extremely fruity with blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, cedar, cola, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, spices, alcohol, peppercorn and coffee.

Long finished with fine grained tannins and cherries.

This is just too delicious. What a great red from Napa Valley. An excellent Bordeaux blend.

Rich, dense, opulent, spicy, bold and elegant. Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel. Powerful and not for the timid.

Loved the nose and smelled on it for a while.

Although this is so tasty now, it is a sin to open it this young, as it has so much more potential. Will age nicely in the next 5 to 15 years.

The only other wine that I gave such a high score, at this young age, was the Penfolds Grange. I would love to try the two together at the same time. That would be very interesting.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. I gave it 6 hours in a decanter, and checked it periodically. Tannins come in after 6 hours, so be patient.

Good by itself or with food. A fabulous wine to share with friends and talk about.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

15.2% alcohol by volume.

97 points.

$300.

Vincity Wines Vinatlas 2014, California

It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a tasty one from California.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim. A very pretty color.

Fruity nose with blueberries, plums, currants, light cedar, vanilla, light earth, licorice, black pepper, spices and chocolates.

Medium plus in body and smooth, with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black cherries, sweet strawberries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, coffee, dark chocolates, light earth and peppercorn.

Medium plus in finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very enjoyable Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux blend. Drinking very nicely now, and will continue in the next 5 years.

This 6 year old is showing nice complexity and balance, with a very enjoyable mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle, but gets more complex as it opens up. I let it decant for 2 hours.

A good quality wine. Delicious, interesting and engaging.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with meats, cheeses and light appetizers. Was really nice with the Italian salami.

A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Grapes are grown in Napa County and Sonoma County.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$60.

Flam Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2017, Israel

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Strong nose of blackcurrants, black cherries, plums, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, tobacco, earth, mint, light herbs and black pepper.

Full bodied and elegant with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, dark chocolates, cloves, licorice, herbs, spices, earth, peppercorn and pencil lead.

Spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This young Israeli Cabernet Sauvignon is starting to drink nicely now.

Showing nice complexity with a gentle mouthfeel. Nicely balanced and tangy. Tasty, spicy and interesting.

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

This beautiful Bordeaux blend from Israel would benefit from 3 to 5 years of bottle time.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a delicious Brie cheese.

A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. Kosher and not Mevushal.

14.5% alcohol by volume

92 points.

$60.

Avery Rose Six Acre Vineyard Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Napa Valley, California

It’s time for a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon for #FridayCabernetfix.

A pretty color of dark ruby with a wide reddish/ brick rim.

Strong fruity nose with blackberries, blueberries, cedar, cooked cherries, spices, licorice, vanilla, wild flowers, dark chocolates, pencil lead, light earth and black pepper.

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

Dry on the palate with cherries, sweet strawberries, blueberries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, tobacco and peppercorn.

Spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious wine from Napa Valley. Elegant and interesting. Nicely balanced with a soft mouthfeel.

Showing nice complexity at this point. This Single Vineyard is good by itself or with food.

Good right out of the bottle with lots of cedar notes, which calmed down after an hour of airtime. Would age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.

I paired it with meats and cheeses. Tasty and intriguing. Tangy and spicy.

A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, with Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Aged in French oak barrels (50% new) for 21 months.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$110.

Stewart Cellars Nomad 2009 Napa Valley, California

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim. Not showing age at all.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, licorice, light alcohol, chocolates, mocha, peppercorn, leather and tobacco. A nose to smell on for days.

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

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, earth, cola and pencil lead.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a great Cabernet sauvignon from Napa Valley. Showing great complexity and mouthfeel. Well balanced and fruity, with a spicy finish.

Still young and needs 5 years of bottle time, but this 11 year old is drinking very nicely now.

Gorgeous nose and very tasty on the palate. A great Cabernet to drink by the porch with good friends.

Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.

Robert Parker 94 points.

Needs a few hours to open up properly. Only after 4 hours, tannins came in, so please be patient.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a nice piece of steak.

A small production of only 389 cases.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$175 (current vintage).

Ca’ Momi Winery Rosso di Ca’ Momi 2018, California

This is a nice everyday red wine from California.

Showing black fruits with wood, vanilla, cloves, chocolates, mocha and coffee.

Full-bodied and bold with a nice mouthfeel.

Fruit forward with medium minus acidity and a strong chocolaty nose.

A nice wine to have all by itself and good right out of the bottle. A nice porch wine. Nothing fancy, but very drinkable.

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Merlot and Petite Sirah. Aged in French oak barrels for 6 months.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

86 points.

$13.

Peju Province Winery Napa Valley Merlot 2015, California

Time for a nice Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here’s one from Napa Valley.

Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of black currants, plums, cooked cherries, light cedar, spices, chocolates, mocha, metals, coffee, coriander, vanilla and peppercorn.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with black plums, cooked cherries, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cola, chocolates, tobacco, spices and
peppercorn.

Long finish with firm tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a delicious Merlot. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Tasty with nice complexity. Easy to drink, and good with food or by itself, as a sipping wine.

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

This 5 year old is drinking very nicely now and will be better in the next next few years. Spicy and delicious.

A blend of 93% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Zinfandel. Aged for 18 months in oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$45.

Cuda Ridge Wines Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, California

Here is my #FridayCabernetfix for this week.

Pretty color of dark ruby, with a cloudy reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blueberries, currants, cherries, light wood, honeysuckle, spices, pencil lead, earth, herbs, black pepper and dark coffee.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with red currants, black plums, oak, tobacco, earth, spices, licorice, light vegetables, dark coffee, cloves, herbs and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice Cabernet based Bordeaux blend from California. Showing a nice mouthfeel at this point, with mild complexity.

I had it last year, and this time I gave it a couple of hours in a decanter to open up.

Showing interesting notes of honeysuckle, which surprised me. This five year old is soft and engaging. Tangy and interesting.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with salami, Brie cheese and crackers.

Aged for 29 months in French Oak barrels. A blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec.

13.8% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$40.

Château Moya Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux 2012, France

It’s #MerlotThursday! Here’s a nice one from Bordeaux.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Nice nose of black currants, cooked plums, cherries, oak, light vanilla, herbs, vegetables, earth, spices, black pepper, light vinaigrette and wet leaves.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with black plums, raspberries, cherries, wood, light vanilla, earth, tobacco, vegetables, earth, wet leaves, herbs, black pepper, spices, dark coffee and pencil lead.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very nice 8 year old Merlot from France, showing a very enjoyable nose, that I loved smelling on. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel.

Needs 2 hours to open up properly and show itself. Would age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.

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

Wine Enthusiasts 87 Points. A blend of 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$30.

Ladera Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2012 Napa Valley, California

It’s time for a nice Cabernet Sauvignon for #FridayCabernetfix.

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet plums, blueberries, violets, black currants, cedar, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, alcohol, peppercorn and coffee.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, light vegetables, mocha, peppercorn, leather and earth.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is another great Napa Cabernet. Well balanced and a little subdued, yet still showing Napa Cabernet characteristics. Not too extracted, which is nice to see.

This is from a great vintage, but still needs a few more years to become its own, although delicious now. A good sipping to share with friends.

Teeth staining color, so not a good choice for a first date.

Good by itself or with food. Good right out of the bottle, but definitely better after a couple of hours of airtime.

Thank you Barry for sharing.

This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was aged in 85% New French oak barrels for 22 months.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$100.