Posts Tagged Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Nearly opaque dark crimson color. Lush aromas of fleshy black cherry, blackberry, roast coffee, pencil shavings, and vanilla rise from the glass. In the mouth, the fleshy black fruit spreads out, coating the palate and picking up notes of black... Read more

2011 Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

In the glass, it shows an opaque, deep crimson color. The nose is already integrating the fruit and wood components, with a nice interplay between the polished leather, mocha, clove and cedar from the oak and the boisterous red cassis and raspberry... Read more

2012 Hess Collection ‘Allomi’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Opaque deep crimson color. In the nose, there is a sharp blueberry tang that mixes with raspberry and blackberry fruit. All of this is shaded by notes of lavender, cedar, and spicy oak, followed by a kiss of milk chocolate. Prominent, fine-grained... Read more

2011 Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon, Small Block Reserve, Napa Valley

Opaque purple/black color. Who says you couldn’t make great Cabernet in the Napa Valley in the challenging 2011 vintage? This is an impressive effort. Aromas of roast coffee, polished leather, fresh cassis, boysenberry, black cherry, and licorice... Read more

2011 Mt. Brave Cabernet Sauvignon, Mount Veeder, Napa Valley

The 2011 vintage in Napa Valley was one of the most difficult ones in decades. Those that sourced from vineyards higher up seemed to fare better than others. That is good news for Mt. Brave, located on Mount Veeder over 1000 feet above the valley... Read more

2012 Silver Palm Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast

The North Coast appellation in California encompasses the counties of Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino, and this is the source for this user-friendly red. In the glass, it is an opaque deep crimson color. Juicy red currant and sweet cherry fruit make the... Read more

2011 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

Opaque crimson color. In the nose, woodspice, vanilla, cocoa powder, and menthol frame dried cherry fruit and other red and black berries. Furry, youthful tannins coat the palate, followed by a sweet impression that picks up licorice at the finish.... Read more

2011 Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon, Mount Veeder/Napa Valley

The Hess Collection reputation was initially built on the refined quality of its estate Cabernet Sauvignon bottlings in the 1980s. So, how did they do in the quite challenging 2011 vintage? Just fine, thank you. Opaque black in the glass, this red... Read more

2012 Atalon Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

It is an opaque dark crimson color in the glass. Sweet and fleshy black fruit aromas and flavors are accented by dark flowers, vanilla, high-toned herbs, and cocoa powder. Soft, furry tannins make this a Cabernet Sauvignon ready to drink now. Enjoy... Read more

2012 Wakefield Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Taylors Jaraman,’ Clare Valley/Coonawarra

This wine is an opaque crimson/purple hue. In the glass, pretty varietal aromas of crème de Cassis, plum, tobacco leaf, chocolate and eucalyptus provide a profile that defines Cabernet Sauvignons from South Australia. With aeration, the chocolate... Read more