Tag Archive: Cabernet Sauvignon

2009 Omnivore Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

This is the fullest bodied of the bunch so have it last, and a big ribeye steak will be the right direction to go. Dark garnet color, medium+ intensity. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, black cherry, black raspberry, leather, chocolate, bell pepper, balanced oak, solid wine. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium+ tannins, medium acidity, charred peppers, cedar, cigar box, dusty component, layered, strong finish, this wine will keep delivering for a good many years, if you drink now aerate, if you don’t have one of those vinturi gadgets, get one.

2006 Kaesler Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa Valley

Broke this out last night craving some aged Cabernet Sauvignon. Purple to ruby color. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, black cherry and plum fruit, with some fig, spice box, black licorice, moderate oak, and no earth to speak to. On the palate, dry, medium+ body, medium tannin, medium acidity, layered spices, explosive fruit, and good herb component, that carried through a good finish. Still lots of life left in this wine.

2003 Leonetti Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

Purple color, with brown edges. On the nose, showing development, medium intensity, some cherry, fig, leather, tobacco, earth, with some oak. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, fig and black currant, loaded with roasted espresso bean, and cigar box, with medium tannin, medium acidity, medium body, and a balanced strong finish.

2006 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Black purple color. On the nose, youthful, plums, cherries, black berries, cassis, spice box, cedar, lots of oak, and no earth to speak to. On the Palate, dry, big luscious fruit bomb, medium+ body, medium tannin, medium acidity, with good depth, and a solid finish. More delicious but slightly less complex as the Leonetti Cabernet Sauvignon I had a few nights back.

2007 Reininger Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla

Black purple color. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, lots of black plum, black raspberry, coffee, cigar, meat, with oak present, and no earth to speak to. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, medium+ body, medium+ tannin, medium acidity, big luscious flavors, loaded with coffee, with good length to the finish. Explosive flavors and quite youthful, this one will require some time in the cellar!

2006 Leonetti Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla

Ruby color. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, cherry, plum, licorice, tobacco, some oak, and a dusty component but not quite earthy. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium+ body, medium tannin, and good acidity. With nicely integrated spice flavors, some bell pepper, black fruit, not the most intense flavors, but beautiful balance, and a solid finish.

2007 Groth Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

Purple ruby color. On the nose, youthful, black cherry, black currant, cedar, layered spices, bell pepper, with tobacco, some oak, and no real earth to speak to. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, medium tannins, medium+ acidity, awesome balance, bright and luscious black fruit, layered with coconut, spices, cedar, and a beautiful finish on it. I bet this will last forever in the cellar. Stock up!

2007 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia

Dark purple color. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, black cherry, cedar, blackberry, spice, with no earth and plenty of oak. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, beautifully pure black fruit, bark, cedar, layered with spices, awesome balance, with medium acidity, medium tannins and an amazing finish. This wine kind of came up flat on the nose but really delivered on the palate.