Cabernet Sauvignon

Mar 052015
John Anthony Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Napa Valley, CA, $70 (S) – Rating 92

John Anthony Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2012A complex Cabernet offering a bouquet of  black cherry, blackberry, ripe plum and brown spice. Plush and rich on the palate with smooth tannins and balanced acidity. Rich integrated flavors of blueberry, blackberry, black cherry, a little briar, a hint of chocolate and camp fire smoke. Black pepper spice adds to the long finish. Buy This Wine

Mar 052015
Clark-Claudon Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Napa Valley, CA, $82 (S) – Rating 92

Clark-Claudon Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2011Created for 100% Estate Cabernet grapes, this is a delicious example of Napa Valley Cabernet. A robust nose of blueberry, blackberry and pie crust with hints of cinnamon and chocolate. Plush on the palate with soft tannins integrated with flavors of blackberry, blueberry, black cherry, a little creamy vanilla and brown spice with dark chocolate on long finish. Buy this Wine

Feb 242015
Alpha Omega ERA 2011, Napa Valley, CA, $250 (S) – Rating 95

Alpha Omega Era 2011This is a Napa Cabernet that is certainly worthy of your attention. Past ERA vintages have been a red Brodeaux blend but the 2011 is 100% barrel fermented Cabernet from the following famed Napa Valley vineyards, Beckstoffer To Kalon in Oakville, Beckstoffer, Missouri Hopper in Yountville, Stagecoach on Atlas Peak and Lyons. A robust nose of black cherry, blueberry, blackberry and spice. A rather plush mouth-feel with dusty tannins and balanced acidity. The palate is treated to an integrated combination of flavors, including blueberry, black cherry, black fruit, a little briar, black pepper and dark spice with dark cacao on long finish. A spectacular wine. Buy This Wine (Available at tasting room only).

Feb 102015
Phifer Pavitt Winery Date Night Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Napa Valley, CA, $80 (S) – Rating 91

Phifer Pavitt Winery Date Night Cabernet Sauvignon 2011A big rich Napa Cabernet with a bouquet of dark fruit, black cherry and plums with plenty of dark spice. Balanced on the palate offering notes of black cherry, plum, blackberry, blueberry and vanilla. Structured yet integrated tannins with balanced acidity. Notes of creamy dark chocolate in the long finish. Buy This Wine

Feb 102015
Clark-Claudon Eternity 2011, Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA, $130 (S) – Rating 93

product-large-2011_EternityA blend of 97% Estate Cabernet and 3% Estate Petit Verdot creating a luscious wine. Rustic notes on the nose of dark cherry. blackberry, briar and spice. Structured tannins with balanced acidity. Deep flavors of black fruit, blackberry, black cherry and blueberry combine with notes of briar and dark spice for added complexity. Hints of espresso on the finish. Buy This Wine