Cabernet Sauvignon

Dec 162013
2009 Buccella Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA, $145 (S) – Rating 93

This Napa Valley Cabernet has matured beautifully into a richly layered, complex yet approachable powerhouse. Give it 15-30 minutes to decant to its full glory. Luxurious nose of dark cherry, plum and dark spice. A plush mouth-feel with balanced acidity and round tannins. Full flavors of dark cherry, red fruit, blueberry with a earthy minerality to add complexity. Notes of dark chocolate and espresso in the long finish. Buy This Wine

Dec 082013
2008 Canard Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA, $55 (S) – Rating 91

Has all the characteristics of a very good Napa Valley Cabernet. Estate grown valley floor fruit with a lush aromas of black cherry, pie crust and cinnamon. Muscular on the palate with juicy acidity and balanced tannins. Flavor notes of dark cherry, blueberry, plum, brown spice and cinnamon with notes of cacao on the finish. Think juicy prime rib or dark chocolate for food pairing. Buy This Wine

Oct 312013
2008 Broman Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Ca, $48 (S) – Rating 91

A beautifully approachable Cabernet almost right out of the bottle (give it a short decant). A rich nose of black cherry, ripe raspberry, brown spice and notes of earthiness. Silky tannins and juicy food pairing acidity are combined with flavors of cherry, raspberry, and brown spice with hints of cinnamon and cocoa in the long finish. Buy This Wine

Oct 012013
2009 Jordan Vineyard and Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, Ca, $53 – Rating 92

Consistently a great Cabernet, elegant and medium bodied. A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec at only 13.5% alcohol, it is very approachable with only a short decant. The nose excites with aromas of cherry, raspberry, dark chocolate, a little chili spice. Well integrated flavors, supple tannins and balanced acidity all combined with flavors of plum, dark cherry, raspberry, dusty dark chocolate and baking spice. Definite notes of dark cherry chocolate on long finish. Buy This Wine