Aerated. Dark red purple. Nose of blackberry cobbler. Palate of blackberry-currant cobbler in a new wooden bowl. Firm tannins surrounding dark, voluptuous fruit. Medium acidity. Classic California blend that’s made for prime rib. Enjoy now through 2031 or beyond. — 9 days ago
Can’t afford to buy Realm anymore - their prices went through the roof right after their scores did the same a number of years ago - but as one of their original customers from the 2002 vintage I still have quite a few of the earlier vintages in my cellar. This 2009 Beckstoffer is absolutely fantastic. Classic Napa cabernet with great aromatics, great fruit along with some secondary flavors, and impeccable balance leading to a long, lingering finish. Just brilliant. — 21 days ago
Welcome to the weekend! Looks to be a wonderful weekend and lets try to enjoy it. This afternoon I have opened for a close friend of mine the 2017 Duckhorn Vineyards Three Palm Vineyard Merlot. The blend is 91% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.
On the nose there is black cherry, plum, raspberry, bay leaf, herbs, spice, violet and cedar.
The palate is beautiful complex fruit of black cherry, strawberry, plum, fig, chocolate, clove, vanilla, graphite and stoney slate.
This wine is full bodiedwith a velvety mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium + to high medium grained tannins with a long dark fruit tannic finish. What a beautiful wine this is and what a way to start the weekend off. Have a great weekend and please be safe and stay healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — a day ago
Strange wine label. Pun sorta and they choose this metaphor about the country mouse vs town mouse contradiction of wine to run with on the label. Seems like it this company went under 😔. Dark color. Thick boy. Smells like pretty classic Cab. Cassis, leather and berries. Tastes pretty classic too. Deep, rich and hearty. Too bad it’s done. This was great wine. Could of been fun to see how it evolved instead of just enjoying a one off from Grocery Outlet. — 10 days ago
Classic, clear cab. Great w pizza. — 13 days ago
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.
$78. — 8 days ago
1 hour decant (just cloudy/fine sediment). A staggering dark burnt red color with some bricking. On the nose: dark cherry, smoked meat, mint, crushed gravel, and a touch of cream brulee. Taste: YUM! A soft creamy medium plus body wine with cherries!, minerals, leather, tobacco, and a spicy smokey cherry long finish with some sweetened dusty tannins. Such a classic to enjoy this Saturday night! — 5 hours ago
Christmas gift wine... not my favorite producer. But on this occasion I’m wrong. 20 oz dry aged ribeye... at least 3 inches think with brown butter and bordelaise sauce. And this wine is singing! Round, young, smooth and entirely appropriate. Once again It’s hammered home NOT to rely on pre-suppositions with wine. Classic cassis, tobacco, leather, and round black fruit. I don’t buy these New World reds, but with the big bloody steak they work perfectly. — 20 days ago