Cabernet Sauvignon

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Tasting notes
2014 Columbia Crest - Horse Heaven Hills

13
***

05/2016 Very nice - medium body, good fruit. This wine has good Cabernet flavor, plus a bit of depth. Quite impressive for the price.
2012 Cameron Hughes Lot 502
Spring Mountain

25
****

02/2015 Big body and fruit. Tasted after it had been open 24 hours. This is a VERY big Cabernet, but with little tannin.
2012 Columbia Crest - Horse Heaven Hills

13
***

09/2014 Very nice - medium body, good fruit. This wine has good Cabernet flavor, plus a bit of depth. Quite impressive for the price.
2011 J. Lohr Seven Oaks

12
**

09/2014 Nice - medium body, good fruit. This wine has a decent Cabernet flavor, and is impressive for the price.
2011 Cameron Hughes Lot 451
Napa Valley (Coombsville)

27
****

02/2014 Big body and fruit. Tasted after decanting for three hours. This is a VERY big Cabernet, but with little tannin. Great now - hard to imagine what more age could do.
2011 Cameron Hughes Lot 385
Napa Valley (Stags Leap)

28
***

12/2013 Big body and fruit. Tasted against Lot 418 after decanting for two hours. This is a VERY big Cabernet, and a bit tannic. It needs two more years to show well.
2011 Cameron Hughes Lot 418
Napa Valley (Oakville)

25
****

12/2013 Big body and fruit. Tasted against Lot 385 after decanting for three hours. This is a VERY big Cabernet, but with little tannin. Great now - hard to imagine what more age could do.
2011 Cameron Hughes Lot 419
Napa Valley (Diamond Mountain)

29
***

11/2013 Big body and fruit. Tasted WAY too early - should have decanted for three hours. I checked the web site after a few days, and this wine was SOLD OUT already.
2010 Louis Martini
Sonoma County

12
***

12/2013 Nice - medium body, good fruit. This wine has a decent Cabernet flavor, and is quite impressive for the price.
2010 Beaulieu Vineyard
Napa Valley

19
***

03/2013 Nice - medium body, good fruit. This has good balance, and a nice Cabernet flavor. I tasted this wine against the 2010 Educated Guess over several nights. I the prefer fruit and intensity of this wine. As noted on the label, it tastes of ripe plum and chocolate - I want more of this!
2010 Educated Guess
Napa Valley

19
***

03/2013 Nice - medium body, good fruit. This has good balance, and a decent Cabernet flavor. I tasted this wine against the 2010 Beaulieu over several nights. This wine has less fruit and seems a bit restrained, but with better structure.
2010
GlenElly
Stellenbosch South Africa

16
**

12/2012 Pretty good - medium body, good fruit. This does not have good balance - has an early 80s Cabernet taste and also is too acidic to me. This was very similar to other South African red wines I have had - not to my taste.
2007
Marquis Philips
McLaren Vale Australia

16
***

09/2012 Very nice - medium body, good fruit. This has good balance, and a decent Cabernet flavor. This was recommended in the CostCo Wine Blog.
2007 Montes Alpha
Chile - Colchagua Valley

17
**

10/2011 Nice - medium body, good fruit. This has good balance, and a decent Cabernet flavor.
2008 Francis Coppola Claret California

14
**

12/2010 Medium body, good fruit. This wine has a decent Cabernet flavor. Good match for a steak.
2006 Louis Martini
Napa Valley

18
**

06/2010 Medium body, good fruit. This wine has a decent Cabernet flavor, but ... some bottles are better than others.
2007 Ghost Pines
Napa / Sonoma Valley

18
***

06/2010 Nice - medium body, good fruit. This has good balance, and a decent Cabernet flavor.
2006 Benziger Vineyard
Sonoma Valley

22
***

06/2010 Nice - medium body, good fruit. This has good balance, and a decent Cabernet flavor.
2007 Louis Martini
Sonoma Valley

11
**

05/2010 Nice - light body, medium fruit. This is a fairly light wine, but with a decent Cabernet flavor.

 Wine Ratings: * Fair, ** Good to Very Good, *** Excellent

 

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