• Geyser Peak Devil's Inkstand Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2013

    Brilliant, dark ruby color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of black fruits, dried herbs, and cranberry with supporting notes of mineral, plum, and cassis. The palate confirms the nose delivering a red and black fruits-driven core with flavors of black currant and fruit cake with accents of sweet oak. The finish is long and lingering with supple tannins. Full-bodied and nicely balanced with a opulent texture. Made with 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. $30 – 4 Stars – 90 points

  • Bogle Cabernet Sauvignon California 2015

    Brilliant, deep ruby color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of cigar box, red cherry, and plum with supporting notes of vanilla, slate, and cocoa. The palate confirms the nose delivering a red and black fruits-driven core with flavors of red currant, leather. The finish is long and lingering with chewy tannins. Medium to full-bodied and nicely balanced with a supple texture. Made with 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. $12 – 3.5 Stars – 88 points

  • Nia Cabernet Sauvignon California 2015

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    Brilliant, medium ruby color. The nose is moderately intense offering scents of blackberry, five spice, and raspberry with supporting notes of red cherry and vanilla. The palate confirms the nose delivering a red fruit-driven core with flavors of cassis and plum. The finish is delicate as it lingers with silky tannins. Medium-bodied and nicely balanced with a supple texture. $9.99 – 4 Stars – 90 points

  • Gundlach Bundschu Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley 2014

    Brilliant, dark ruby color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of black fruits, and cassis with supporting notes of baking spices, cocoa, and mocha. The palate confirms the nose delivering a black fruit-driven core with flavors of black cherry, oak. The finish is is long and lingering with firm tannins. Full-bodied and nicely balanced with a supple texture. In addition to Cabernet Sauvignon the blend includes 8% Petite Verdot, 3% Merlot, 1% Malbec, and 1% Cabernet Franc. $50 – 4 Stars – 90 points

  • Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013

    Deep, dark garnet red color. The nose is absolutely classic with scents of blackberry, currants, plum with accents of toasted oak, earth, mineral, and hints of leather, vanilla bean and dry cocoa nibs. The palate is in full accord with the nose delivering another dimension of black fruit with flanking notes of spice, oak, and soft earth tones. Medium to full-bodied with incredible balance being nimble and depth and soft perfectly integrated tannins. $52 – 4 Stars – 90 points

  • Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua 2013

    Brilliant, deep ruby color. The nose is filled with the scents of ripe red and black fruits led by blackberry and cassis with black cherry, plum, and a touch of raspberry with a generous dose of brown baking spices, and toasted oak with hints of cigar box. The palate echoes the nose delivering a rich and jammy fruit-driven core with loads of sexy baking spices and wood accents that are all kept in check by a bright dose of acidity. Medium to full-bodied with superb balance and great length with rich, chewy tannins. $25 – 4.5 Stars – 94 points

  • Cornerstone Cellars Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012

    Deepest, darkest ruby red veering toward purple. After aerating (you must decant this wine) the true aromatics emerge offering scents of red and black cherry, plum, and blueberry with waves of heather, wild herbs, allspice, anise, and hints of vanilla bean. The palate absolutely confirms the fruit signature of the nose with subtle forest floor and smoked bacon notes joining the chorus. The spice signature builds on the finish with black pepper lingering for minutes. This is a rich and chewy wine with perfect balance so it never feels heavy or brooding. Subtle, soft tannins rise on the back-palate to offer structure and length. $65 – 4 Stars – 91 points

  • Double Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon Horse Heaven Hills 2013

    Deep ruby red color. The aromatics are very bright and generous offerings scents of ripe blackberry, plum, cassis, black cheery, and supporting notes of sweet fresh herbs, and sweet oak. The palate echoes the nose delivering supple and juicy berry and plum notes with generous secondary notes of spicem sweet herbs, and sexy oak accents. Medium to full-bodied with $25 – 4.5 Stars – 94 points

  • Barlow Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga, Napa Valley 2012

    Deep, dark garnet red with hints of purple. This Cab is very aromatic boasting scents of ripe blackberry, cassis, violets, plum, and black cherry with accents of allspice, anise, vanilla, and forest floor. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a dense and brawny core of fruit that is somewhat restrained but blossoms with aeration. The spice, earth, and fruit marriage is seamless with lingering notes of oak and cigar box. Deep and dense with loads of flavors that both emerge with ease and those that are locked deep inside not revealing themselves for years to come while generous layers of tannins offer structure and length. $55 – 4.5 Stars – 94 points

  • Barlow Barrouge Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga, Napa Valley 2012

    Deep, garnet red with a good dose of purple as well. The nose is ever so charming with waves of cassis, blackberry, and plum with generous accents of leather, cigar box, allspice, clove, oak, and forest floor. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a silky, complex entry with a dense fruit-driven core that lingers on and on with vibrant notes of sweet oak and elegant brown baking spices on the finish. Full-bodied and ideally balanced with great length and depth that best reveals itself with an hour of aeration. $50 – 5 Stars – 97 points

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