Posts Tagged ‘Cabernet Sauvignon’

2011 Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Jack London,’ Sonoma Mountain

Nearly opaque purple/plum color. Wood shadings of cedar, menthol, and graphite lead to leathery notes and light herbaciousness and, finally, moderate dark cherry and berry fruit. The profile evokes more of an Old World style of red. It turns creamy… Read more

2011 Atalon Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

A half-dozen vineyards from up, down and across the Napa Valley contributed the fruit to this cuvee, which includes small amounts of Merlot and Petit Verdot. Glass-staining, nearly opaque dark ruby in hue, the wine shows sweet bell pepper,… Read more

2010 Wakefield ‘St. Andrews’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley, Australia

Nearly opaque plum/crimson in color, this nicely perfumed wine has a varietal nose of cassis, bell pepper, mint and dill, along with a streak of blackberry and subtle notes of graphite and cedar. There’s plenty of upfront fruit flavor and a thick… Read more

2011 Salentein Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina

Opaque dark ruby color. Scents of crushed black pepper intermingle with briary dark berry fruit. This red shows some fleshiness in the mouth, picking up licorice root flavors and showing soft, furry tannins. The bottle states that this is 100%… Read more

2010 Frisson Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

The color is a nearly opaque dark crimson. At first whiff, youthful, varietal fruit jumps from the glass, full of cassis, black cherry, and blackberry, followed by a high-toned herbal note and wood shadings of coffee, cinnamon, and vanilla. High end… Read more

2011 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast

Nearly opaque dark ruby in hue, Cabernet-based, this five-variety blend is nicely balanced and quite complex, showcasing notes of dill, tobacco, fleshy black currant, black cherry, blackberry, vanilla and high-toned menthol/mint. It has fine-grained… Read more

2011 Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

Nearly opaque dark ruby color. Aromas of vanilla, cedar, menthol, green pepper, and tobacco lead to ample black currant, cherry, and berry fruit. In the mouth, it is medium in body, sports a juicy acidity, and has a cocoa powder tinged tannic grip… Read more

2008 Glen Carlou Cabernet Sauvignon, Gravel Quarry, South Africa

Grown in the Paarl region of South Africa, this red displays varietal character while maintaining a sense of terroir. Opaque dark crimson in color, it exudes aromas of cedar and spicy oak, all wrapped around a solid core of juicy cassis and black… Read more

2009 Duckhorn ‘Howell Mountain’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Duckhorn ages its Howell Mountain-designated Cabernet a year longer than its Napa Valley bottling prior to release, and the 2009 vintage is a superb wine. Opaque dark purple in color, lightening at the rim, this wine has a rich nose of vanilla,… Read more

2010 Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Barely a Cabernet Sauvignon by definition (with 21% other varieties, namely Merlot and Cabernet Franc, in the blend), this wine is opaque dark ruby in hue, with a nose that’s more earthy than fruitful. The upfront tobacco and light menthol notes… Read more