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Tom M.
Tom M.
2009 - Educated Guess Cabernet Sauvignon
Great, great wine to drank while preparing food
Feb 09, 2013
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
GMP
GMP
2007 - Martini, Louis Cabernet Sauvignon
solid everyday cab
Dec 24, 2011
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Tannins quite evident. Needs some cellar time, but quite drinkable now. Excellent value at about $20/bottle.
GMP
GMP
2001 - Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon
Smooth!
Dec 24, 2011
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
10 years of aging smoothed this one out beautifully. Perfectly balanced. Drank this bottle at dinner (Filet with foie gras and truffle sauce) along with 5 other solid bottles of Napa Cab, including Stags Leap Artemis 07, Nickel & Nickel 05, and Silver Oak 07. The 01 Caymus stole the show. Was tough to go back to the others after this. Glad I have a couple more.
Sai C.
Sai C.
9998 - William Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Gold Label Reserve
knowlegible
Jun 09, 2011
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Carlos G.
Carlos G.
2001 - Terrazas de Los Andes Cabernet Sauvignon Afincado
Great
Dec 18, 2010
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Great wine and particullary cheap if you buy in Argentina.
jorray
jorray
2005 - Thorn-Clarke Cabernet Sauvignon Terra Barossa
Candy apple aromas
Nov 03, 2010
1 star 1 star 1 star
The Thorn-Clarke Terra-Barossa Importer's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005, is a cabernet sauvignon from the Thorn-Clarke label, whose shiraz I have enjoyed a great deal.In the glass, this shows as a medium dark, though bright, red.The nose is fruity and lifted, sweet plumy - a bit like cru beaujolais. Hint of candy apple.On the palate, there is a distinct note of perfumed fruit - just a touch furry and red, medium in body, sweet in tone. A very "centered" experience, picking up interesting notes in the mid-palate, less in the attack, mouthfeel and finish. Three stars out of five for me.Past vintages have tended to score professionally around 90 points, though I have not yet seen reviews of the 2005. ------------------After a full-day decanting: Nose has taken on an odd, rubbery component. Otherwise muted. Flavors have definitely softened, still good balance. Inky black cherry elements come to the fore.More reviews at spiritofwine.blogspot.com
jorray
jorray
2005 - Caliterra Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Charcoal-broiled grapes
Nov 03, 2010
1 star 1 star 1 star
This is a very inexpensive Chilean cabernet sauvignon, the Caliterra Reserva.In the glass, it shows as a very deep magenta. On the nose, it shows a dark, brooding, charred grapes quality.The palate comes across as both sweet and charcoal, bringing lightly sweetened, blackened plum fruit up into the sides of your mouth. Fat finish, moving to alcohol. Three stars out of five. At price, makes it an outstanding value.More reviews at spiritofwine.blogspot.com
jorray
jorray
2005 - Steven Kent Cabernet Sauvignon
Light, modest experience
Nov 03, 2010
1 star 1 star 1 star
Steven Kent Winery cabernet sauvignon is made from two vineyards in Livermore Valley, CA, by Steven Mirassou. You'll recognize thelast name from another popular California maker. The year 2005 was a challenging one in the fields around this area.Let's see what the wine is like. The Steven Kent 2005 cabernet is light-to-medium red in the glass. Aromas are of bright, sweet black currants that show an alcohol tinge.On the palate, the first sensation is in the mid-mouth, of plush,oaked fruit. This is complemented by a mellow, round acid that brings the fruit flavors to the sides of your mouth. Quite light tannins,with the fruit and slight acids bringing you into the next sip. Three stars out of five.More reviews at spiritofwine.blogspot.com.
Bill O.
Bill O.
2006 - Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon
Sep 22, 2010
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
William W.
William W.
2005 - Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
the perfect wine
Aug 07, 2010
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
I splurged after eyeballing this wine for years. It was worth the wait. Downed the whole bottle and didnt pay the price in the morning. Wish I could afford it on a regular basis!
David D.
David D.
9998 - McManis Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
Great cab for the price
May 18, 2010
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Larry M.
Larry M.
1998 - Strong, Rodney Cabernet Sauvignon
Apr 10, 2010
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Luis M.
Luis M.
2007 - Gott, Joel Cabernet Sauvignon, 815
smooth like a dancers bottom
Mar 15, 2010
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
will write in near future
Mike P.
Mike P.
2004 - Maybach Materium
Nov 30, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
3 hour decant.
A quiet beauty. Deep and dark with nary a sign of demise. The nose is all camphor, cassis, creme de kirsch and framboise. The palate has the cassis with a soft but firm mouthfell. There is the kirsch and the creme, but there is also some tar, and leather. Some black plums with a hint of super black cherry, This has surely quieted down since my last taste. A decent acid level keeps this lively and fresh. A long and exact finish beckons more.......and I'm glad to have more in the cellar. (94 pts.)
Mike P.
Mike P.
2003 - Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr Crane Vineyard
Nov 30, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
30 minute quadruple splash decant. Dark and brooding. The nose is fragrant with black cassis notes, black cherries, and crème de kirsch. The palate has a silky and pure mouthfeel that is lush and elegant. Totally open for business. There is the crème de kirsch with some cocoa, black currants, black cherries, super black plums and pomegranate. Amazing intricately weaved tannins with a lilthy acidic 'bounce'. A very long and poignant finish that goes minutes, not seconds. A fantastic showing indeed. No rush, but no need to postpone enjoyment either. 94 points
Mike P.
Mike P.
2004 - Rockledge Cabernet Sauvignon The Rocks
Nov 30, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star

USA, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena

30 minutes decant. This is one of the darkest, densest wines I have had in months. Swirling coats the glass with a ruby tint. The nose has some cherry cola, creme de cassis and black currant jam. The palate shows a wonderful explosion of black fruits: Currant, black cherries, black berries, black plums. There is some soy and a hint of vanilla. All this is engulfed in a blanket of chewy textured tannins. Pure and clean, this is huge! A wonderful acid reminder-note toward the finish. A very powerful cabernet that begs for a grilled steak or chops. I think time will soften this, but its so enjoyable now with an extended decant (My third bottle). A super finish that I can still taste after 2 minutes while typing this. Wow.
 (93 pts.)

Mike P.
Mike P.
2006 - Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Nov 30, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star

From 375.

Initially decanted for 1 hour.

Dark as would be expected. The nose has some very low key notes of cassis, vanilla, cherry cola, and black cherries. The palate is very subdued with an almost 'hollow' feel. After 2.5 hours this opened slightly. When food hit the table, even more so. Admirable cassis filled with eucalyptus, lead pencil , tar and leather. This has a medium weight feel to it. A very lively acidic base with some great 'things' hiding out. That's right, things.
A nice finish of 1 minute plus. This will never be a 'showey wine', but will be sure to please in 3-5 years. 89 points

Mike P.
Mike P.
2004 - Oakville Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon
Nov 30, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Medium garnet in color. A beautiful nose of cherry cola, pencil shavings, and flower petals. The palate shows off a very showey and structured cab style I rally appreciate. Lots of red/black fruits: currants, blackberries, black cherries, red and black plum. Amazing showing of some dimensional traits of leather, pencil shavings, and spring showers on river stones. The cherry-cola notes never really end. This really opened up after about 30 minutes in the glass revealing a deft backbone filled with meshy tannins and bounded acid. The cola note remains long on through. The finish is 90 plus seconds. I really love this one's showing tonight. If you love a plush chewy, but not unruly cab, this might be the ticket. (93 pts.)
Mike P.
Mike P.
2005 - Outpost Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Nov 30, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star
The nose on this was all blackberry and blueberry, something akin to a Cali Syrah. The palate had some great fruits of pomegranate, blackberries, black cherries, red plums, and a hint of creme de kirsch. Some soy, scorched earth, fresh rubbed leather and forest. The mouth feel was pure, and plush. A medium weight wine with tons of goodness packed deep within. Some dryness on the midpalate, the tannins still need some resolving. A great bright 'acid bounce' is present. A very balanced cabernet with tons of upside in the future. Not an in your face or flamboyant wine. A super long cherry filled finish. Would have scored higher had not it remind me of Syrah so much. (90 pts.)
Mike P.
Mike P.
2003 - Harris Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Jake's Creek Vineyard
Nov 30, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Opened 2 hours early. Not decanted. Nice deep dark with a lively purple edge. The nose is sweet cassis and creme de kirsch. The palate had a lush and pure feel with a deft & intricate tannin level. The alcohol was a bit noticeable early on but after about an hour this really began to sing. There were cassis, kirsch, black cherry cola, saddle leather & a hint of exotic tea leaf. Nice. I loved the way this just keep giving, never changing, just getting darker and plusher. Reminscent of another favorite Mark Herold wine, Merus. The family resemblance is uncanny. A very long ad smooth finish that lasts for more than 2 minutes. I have always loved this one, and I think it does not get the play it deserves. (92 pts.)

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