Robert Foley The Griffin 2014
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The Griffin - on the Foley family crest in Irish heraldry combines the strengths of the lion, king of beasts, with the eagle, king of the skies. A winemaker's dream is to be artistically free to combine characters into wine that is purely hedonic and non-compliant with varietal regulations, so The Griffin's blend changes with every vintage. Bottled in Spring of 2016, this vibrantly youthful red blend offers aro- mas of red and black berry fruit, rose petals and just a touch of vanilla. The full body is framed by gently gripping fine tannins and a flood of berry fruit. More than half of this blend are classic claret varieties (Cabernet, Merlot, Petit Verdot), which marry with Rhone-rooted varieties (Syrah, Petite Sirah, Charbono). Delicious in its youth, this red blend combines the stuffing and balance to age elegantly for many years.
Joel Gott 815 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015Rich vanilla aromas, framed by red fruit notes of plum, strawberry and cherry, fill the nose of this California Cabernet Sauvignon. Luscious Bing cherry, strawberry and raspberry flavors on the palate give way to hints of cigar box and toffee on the long, textured finish.
Martin Ray Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2015Our blend of Sonoma County's sub-appellations expresses a wonderful complexity. The fruit-driven bouquet and palate extends notes of wild blackberry, aromatic violets, spicy persimmon, and mild, dry red pepper with a light oaky touch of caramel. This approachable, medium-bodied Cabernet is not to be underestimated with its structured tannins and perfectly integrated oak influence.
J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2016The J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon is dark in color with a bright hue. Layered aromas of cassis and black cherry are accented by an authentic barrel bouquet of hazelnut, cocoa, and toasted pastry. Sturdy tannins strike the palate and finish with the high-toned fruit signature that typifies the Paso Robles growing region.
Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013Our 2013 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is garnet in color with a ruby red rim, it has an alluring nose of blackberry bramble, baking spices and black olive. Aromas of vanilla, cassis and sage fill the glass, revealing the influence of American oak barrel aging. On the palate, notes of raspberry are complemented with lingering acidity and a finish of dusty, silky tannins. Given proper cellaring, this wine will provide drinking pleasure through 2036.
Justin Cabernet Sauvignon 2015Appearance: Dark purple ruby core, slightly lighter at the rim showing light staining on the glass. Aroma: Aromatic with bright ripe black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, baking spice, savory dried autumn leaves, subtle violet floral notes with a hint of caramelized barrel sweetness. Palate: Dry, moderate plus bodied, with ripe red and black cherry, and blackcurrant fruit joined by vanilla and cinnamon spice notes on the entry. The mid-palate is fresh with sustained ripe fruit, toasty oak notes and softly textured tannins. The finish is moderately long with notes of cherry candy and blackcurrant fruit matched with subtle classic Cabernet savory elements. Pairings: The 2015 JUSTIN Cabernet Sauvignon is a great all-around choice for a wide range of food pairings from a simple cheese and charcuterie plate or a burger to vegetable lasagna, or even a prime rib. If you are looking for a quality, all-purpose red wine, this is it!
Justin Justification 2014Appearance: Deep ruby core going to a lighter, more purple rim with full tears that show moderate staining on the glass. Aroma: Aromatic with ripe blackcurrant, sweet black and red cherry fruit, baking spice, licorice, cocoa accented with attractive pencil shaving, and camphor notes. Palate: Full bodied, with black and red currant and cherry fruit, and attractive vanilla and cinnamon spice on entry and savory, smoky dried herbs with chocolate and cedar accents appearing in mid-palate. The texture of the wine is very clean and crisp with woody notes, bright cherry fruit and balancing tannins that focus the wine through its long, complex finish. The 2014 JUSTIFICATION is an elegant, beautifully balanced and complex wine that respects dishes that might be overpowered by a deeper, richer wines like veal with a morel cream sauce, or pork tenderloin with an herbed berry reduction.
Flanagan Cabernet Sauvignon 2012The defining attributes of our 2012 Flanagan Cabernet are its ripe, seamless palate and its power. This wine displays our classic profile of a floral bouquet of violets and irises, but it is the palate that really displays the richness of the 2012 vintage. Deep black fruits, warm rock, mocha, and savory notes of olive and bay leaf flow seamlessly together in a truly beautiful glass of wine. I love that our wines reflect vintage character. The 2006 was opulent, the 2009 structured, the 2011 elegant, and the 2012 powerful. Enjoy!
B-Side Cabernet Sauvignon 2014Our 2014 B Side Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is an exciting expression of layered fruit, with tiers of dense dark berry and delicate touches of mocha and chocolate. The aromas speak for themselves and carry through to the refined palate. Core flavors of blackberry, pomegranate and black currant reduction are framed by notes of cappuccino, bitter-sweet chocolate and dark caramel. This wine presents well-integrated oak from the fourteen month, 90% French oak regimen. A persistent finish lingers on the palate, echoing the core flavors and reminding us of the finesse of this Cabernet Sauvignon. Enjoy on its own or pair with slow-roasted beef brisket, blackened swordfish atop herbed couscous, or a wild mushroom tart with chevre topping.
Mettler Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2014Our 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon shows off a deep, inky, purple-red color in the glass. It opens with inviting aromas of dark cherry, pepper, tobacco, mineral and earth. The graceful mingling of cherry, dark fruit and sweet oak flavors have a freshness of character and a whisper of clove. On the palate, the plush mouthfeel is moderated by juicy acidity, and the long, tannic finish is reminiscent of a fine Bordeaux. This elegant and poised Cabernet is accessible now, and its structure and complexity will see it through many years of aging.
McManis Cabernet SauvignonDark garnet in color with a bouquet that is full of dark berry fruit, such as Blueberry, Blackberry and Black Cherry. Oak aging has contributed just a hint of smoke to the nose. The round, creamy wine delivers an abundance of the fruit flavors promised by the olfactory. The fruit and oak are well integrated and the complexity of the wine plays on the tongue long after the wine has been ingested.
Rodney Strong Symmetry 2013The 2013 Symmetry is a luxurious bouquet of blackberries, black cherry, plum and crushed lavender which unfold on the palate with silky layers of black fruits, dark chocolate covered espresso beans and baking spices. This wine is rich, harmonious and elegant with a long, lingering finish. Enjoy this wine now with a Beef Bourguignon, a lamb roast or a roasted vegetable tart or cellar for enjoyment for years to come.
Michael David Freakshow 2013Known for taking the road less traveled, Michael David Winery has always stood apart from the crowd. Whether it be their outlandish brands and packaging or their quirky personalities, Michael and David are denitely on a stage of their own and this wine showcases just that. The fruit for this brute of a Cab comes from the original "super freak," Michael Phillips' vineyard located only a medicine balls toss away from the winery.
Burly Cabernet Sauvignon 2013Dusty chocolate and black cherry aromas layered with bright fruit notes and oak. Velvety and intense, leading to dark cherry and boysenberry notes. This is an elegantly structured wine with silkiness through the mid-palate and a persistent, juicy finish. Deep, coating tannins ensure that this wine will age beautifully in the cellar. A wonderful mineral note shines through the whole experience. Layered, complex, and lingering, a true wine drinking experience. Wonderful now, this wine will benefit from further bottle aging reaching its peak in 4 to 6 years but drinkable for 12 years.
Louis M Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014Our 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark burgundy color and has deep layers of aromas and flavors that include blackberry, blueberry and black current. Rich and full-bodied, this superbly balanced wine has an expansive mid-palate and a long finish.
Decoy Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2015From its deep, inviting color to its enticing aromas of blackberry, currant and cocoa, this wine showcases what we love about great Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon. On the palate, the lush fruit flavors are framed by rich tannins and hints of sweet oak and spice.
Hess Select Cabernet SauvignonOur Hess Select Cabernet features grapes from some of the best vineyards in Napa and Lake county. The wine showcases a ruby color with aromas red raspberry and dark cherry. Flavors of red raspberry, black cherry follow with spicy notes of currants, anise, cloves, cedar and a touch of vanilla. This soft, round, medium-bodied wine tastes like Cabernet should. Dishes incorporating sweet peppers, caramelized onions or roasted Portobello mushrooms, a hearty bacon burger with blue cheese, barbecued shrimp, and mild blue cheeses or cheddar cheese. All these dishes pair well with the Hess Select Cabernet.
Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon 2014Color: Deep, dark brick red to blood plum. Aromas: A seamless blend of crème de cassis, hazelnut, cocoa, blackberry preserves, charry meat, and blackberry pie along with suggestions of dark licorice, stewed rhubarb, strawberry, spice and vanillin. Palate: Rich and satisfying with chocolate brownie, yogurt, molasses, brown sugar and rhubarb notes presented in perfect balance with higher-toned fruit emphasis. Food pairing: Cowboy-cut, grilled rib eye steak with béarnaise sauce; lamb chops with balsamic reduction; or a charcuterie platter with smoked duck breast, dry-cured pork sausage, figs, pecans and sliced apple.
Louis M Martini Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2014Our Louis M. Martini 2014 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon wine reflects the best of the warm, narrow Dry Creek Valley and the hot yet wind-cooled Alexander Valley. Together, these unique features create a rich, superbly balanced Cabernet Sauvignon with copious yet supple tannins. Those tannins make the young wine approachable but will still give it enough texture to age gracefully. This vintage had a long, calm growing season, helping create elevated and concentrated flavors that include wild berries, plum, licorice and mocha. The full-bodied and mouth-coating feel on the palate leads to a long, graceful finish with tones of intense fruit, dried herbs and cedar inside firm structure. Pairings: Grilled pizza, hand made fresh mozzarella and peperonata, three seasonal bruschetta.
Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013Black plum, boysenberry and cherry flavors abound in the glass amongst the violet, chocolate and cedar notes. This wine is smooth with tannins that are refined and round. "This Cabernet has distinct flavors of blackberry, blueberry, plus both red and black currants with enticing fragrances of mocha and nutmeg. Subtle notes of chocolate and toasty vanillins add to the richness and length of this bold Cab, and are accompanied by fine grained tannins on a lengthy finish." - Randy Ullom, Winemaster
Kathryn Kennedy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2009100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The vines cover gentle slopes in Saratoga, California on the inland side of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Eight acres of vines were planted on their own roots by Kathryn in 1973. Excellent soil, a climate possessing just the right amount of marine influence, and personal attention combine to yield outstanding grapes. Each vintage is grown by hand and vinified in small lots followed by gentle barrel aging with 90% French oak. The result is big, full-flavored wine with deep color and a decade or more of aging potential. We are very proud to announce that in the fall of 2007 our Estate Vineyard was certified Organic by the CCOF.
Hardin Cabernet Sauvignon 2015Sourced from several regions within Napa including some valley floor and a bit of hillside fruit. Following the blow-out success of the first effort, Doug has continued to put together a stellar follow-up throughout the years. This is very impressive juice that continues to offer tremendous value for Napa Cab!
Leonetti Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013Dark and brooding, our 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon has a beautiful nose of blackberries, blue fruits, spices, and black tea, perfectly framed by a light touch of toasted French oak. As a warm year in the Walla Walla Valley, Cabernet truly shined and yielded deliciously generous wine with a long, pure finish. Classic Leonetti Cabernet from a remarkable vintage. We are so blessed to have four incredible vineyards which all contribute unique characteristics to our Cab and its remarkably consistent quality.