Posts Tagged Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Opaque dark crimson color. At first swirl and sniff, aromas of black fruits, a pinch of green herbs, and earthy woodspice lead to a mouthful of black berry fruit. Medium-full in body, the tannins are fine-grained and unobtrusive. The finish is... Read more

2013 Dry Creek Vineyard ‘Endeavor’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

Primarily known for producing delicious, immediately accessible reds and whites, Dry Creek Vineyard’s special Cabernet Sauvignon bottling is crafted to rival the best Bordeaux varietal reds hailing from California’s North Coast. One glance at... Read more

2013 Kendall-Jackson ‘Vintner’s Reserve’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

With a tannin structure that quickly fades with time in the glass, this is a Cabernet to drink while others on your wine rack evolve. Blackberries and currants are up front in the nose, joined by notes of mocha, vanilla, cedar and just a hint of... Read more

2013 Liberated Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast

Opaque purple-black color. Well-defined aromas of sweet blackberry, black currant, fleshy black cherry, plum, and fresh dill are rounded out by shadings of butter, cream, and milk chocolate. These flavors continue on the palate, leaving an... Read more

2013 Jackson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

The densely opaque, black/purple hue gives full warning to what is to come. Initial whiffs of cocoa powder and wood spice give way to concentrated blackberry and black currant fruit, with notes of black olive and bell pepper adding varietal... Read more

2012 Jackson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Hawkeye Mountain, Alexander Valley

The Jackson Estate wines represent special bottlings from a specific appellation. For decades, the Alexander Valley in the northern reaches of Sonoma County have been recognized as a producer of world-class Cabernet Sauvignon that rivals Napa... Read more

2012 Wakefield ‘The Visionary’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley Estate, Australia

A $200 bottle of wine sealed with a screw cap? Don’t stick up your nose; stick your nose in the glass, and prepare for a Jekyll-and-Hyde wine experience — and we mean that in a good way. You see, this is an unusual wine in that the flavor is not... Read more

2012 Pedroncelli ‘Wisdom’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

For as long as we’ve been drinking Pedroncelli wines — which is a lot longer than our archived reviews indicate, the wines have been crafted for immediate accessibility: Buy them today, drink them tonight. So it was a surprise to encounter this... Read more

2012 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

More than 20 vineyards. Five varietals. A mix of French and American oak barrels. Those were the components that contributed to this wine, a full-bodied beauty that seamlessly melds fruit and spice notes. Among the aromas and flavors we experienced... Read more

2014 Promised Land Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia

If you’ve shied away from Cabernet Sauvignon because of the “big bruiser” style embraced by many Napa Valley and Bordeaux vintners, don’t let that stop you from trying this wine. While it’s not “Cabernet-like” in the traditional sense,... Read more