And one of the most impressive wines I was able to taste from the appellation the knockout 2012 Rasteau Les Esqueyrons checks in as a blend of 55% concrete aged Grenache and 45% barrel-aged Syrah. It offers gorgeously pure creme de cassis black ras... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2012 2012 Grand Nicolet Domaine Cotes du Rhone Villages Rasteau Esqyeyron Proprietary Blend 750ml
The 2011 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St Jacques was raised in 70% new oak. It has a ripe floral bouquet with red cherries a touch of creme de cassis and violets once again all wrapped up in that nicely assimilated. Oak The palate is crisp and for... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate A Pinot Noir wine from Burgundy in France. 2011 2011 Domaine Armand Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques Pinot Noir 750ml
The superb 2011 Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes boasts a dense purple color as well as abundant aromas of creme de cassis licorice forest floor and pepper a meaty viscous texture sweet tannin and loads of fruit presented in a well-balanced pure... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2011 2011 Delas Freres Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes Syrah 1500ml
The 2009 Seppeltsfield Shiraz was matured for 24 months in 45% new American oak barriques and 55% seasoned French oak. Deep garnet-purple colored it has aromas of creme de cassis dried plums and kirsch with hints of tobacco black tea and underbrus... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2009 2009 First Drop Fat Of The Land Seppeltsfield Shiraz Syrah 750ml
The superb 2011 Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes boasts a dense purple color as well as abundant aromas of creme de cassis licorice forest floor and pepper a meaty viscous texture sweet tannin and loads of fruit presented in a well-balanced pure... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2011 2011 Delas Freres Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes Syrah 750ml
Deep garnet-purple colored 2008 The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz reveals evolving notes of warm mulberries plum preserve creme de cassis and black olives with hints of sandalwood spice box and tobacco. Medium to full bodied and elegantly f... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 2008 2008 Yalumba The Signature (Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz) Proprietary Blend 750ml
Most likely just as good with additional freshness and focus the 2010 Ermitage Ex-Voto offers up an incredibly pure fresh and nuanced bouquet of creme de cassis licorice crushed stone and spring flowers that flows to a full-bodied detailed and ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2010 2010 Guigal Hermitage Ex Voto Syrah 750ml
Performing well from bottle Chateau Margaux s 2001 which is somewhat reminiscent of both the 1985 and 1999 is an elegant seamlessly constructed effort with a deep ruby/purple color and a beautiful nose of flowers creme de cassis blackberries ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2001 2001 Margaux Chateau Bordeaux Blend 1500ml
Packs in layers of black cherry anise blackberry and plum showing a sense of elegance and finesse. Firms up on the finish where the tannins are tight and spicy... Wine Spectator. ...classic creme de cassis smoked meat coffee prune and toasty ... Wine Spectator A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1996 1996 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red Wine Proprietary Blend 750ml
Made in a lighter style but still a full-bodied powerful wine the dark purple-hued 2007 Ermitage Le Pavillon reveals aromas of creme de cassis black truffles cold steel and crushed rocks. Dense and tannic with good acidity resounding richness... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2007 2007 Chapoutier Ermitage le Pavillon Syrah 750ml
Made in a lighter style but still a full-bodied powerful wine the dark purple-hued 2007 Ermitage Le Pavillon reveals aromas of creme de cassis black truffles cold steel and crushed rocks. Dense and tannic with good acidity resounding richness... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2007 2007 Chapoutier Ermitage le Pavillon Syrah 1500ml
The Wine Advocate rating: 95. Massive and multi-dimensional, this pure clone four Cabernet masterfully balances its tremendous intensity with elegance and subtlety. This lavishly concentrated wine reveals gorgeous layers of blue and black fruit, creme de cassis, blueberry pie, licorice and delicious creamy oak. Handcrafted in most natural methods possible, wine offers spectacular integration of acidity and tannins. immense richness and seamless texture, combined with wine's extended finish, create an incomparable experience.
This wine is from United States, California region, Sonoma County sub-region. This Cabernet Sauvignon is layered and complex, and follows in the tradition we established with our first vintage. From the deep, dark color to the intense aromas of black cherry and cassis, to the mouthwatering flavors of dark berries and creme de cassis, each layer unfolds slowly and deliberately. A small addition of Merlot softens the mouthfeel, while even smaller amounts of Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc add spice and complexity to the blend. Reflecting our non-interventionist philosophy, this wine is neither fined nor filtered; aging in French and American oak barrels creates subtle nuances of oak and vanilla that serve as a backdrop for the wine's forward fruit flavors. .
The Wine Advocate rating: 94. Dark, saturated and gorgeous. Intoxicating nose of fresh flowers, dark red fruit and a glorious citrus note - which Leonetti are rarely able to capture in their wines. There is also a tiny sprinkling of cedar shavings, Creme de cassis, and crushed blackcurrant. Unbelievably vibrant and focused. palate is plush and long with a core of sweetness. Respecting coolness of vintage, acidity is deliciously bright and tannin low.
The single vineyard offerings include the elegant 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard an impressive wine exhibiting a dense ruby/purple color creamy richness lots of creme de cassis licorice and forest floor a complete palat... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2011 2011 Hobbs Paul Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Piedras Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
true essence of Napa Valley Cabernet, this elegant, classically styled wine offers an exceptional experience that pairs muscular power with magnificent finesse. Wildly aromatic, wine delivers copious amounts of creme de cassis, red currant and smoky aromas complimented by flavors of blackberry and plum compote with notes of crushed rock minerality. Perfectly balanced with silky smooth texture, wine is eminently approachable upon release, yet possesses a rich, well-woven tannin structure that will carry through years to come. Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93.
The Wine Advocate rating: 100. With a tower of cascading flavors, our 2012 Schrader CCS brilliantly reveals full force power of a pure clone four Cabernet, masterfully balanced by monumental structure and super sensual mouthfeel. spectacular structure of Schrader CCS is supported by indulgent notes of blackberry and blueberry with hints of black currant that are rounded out by creme de cassis. naturally smooth, graceful texture of wine provides an arrestingly enjoyable experience from entry through long, lingering finish that is uniquely Schrader CCS.
The Wine Advocate rating: 95. 2008 Ducru-Beaucaillou exhibits a beautiful robe of a profound violet color, firm to rim. nose is rich, with scents of creme de cassis (blackcurrant liqueur) and redcurrant liqueur, and elegant nuances of roasted coffee. After a sweet and fleshy attack, wine builds up in mouth, revealing power and structure. It is akin to a Roman construction, all in roundness, but imposing. Particularly suave tannins buttress persistent and powerful finish. 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot
Ferrari-Carano presents its finest blend of five classic Bordeaux varietals Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc from best selections of our vineyards in Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys. Aptly named Tresor for treasure, grapes are hand harvested from dry-farmed, low-yielding vines primarily on our mountain vineyards. Vibrant aromas and flavors of red and black berries, black tea, cedar, earth, vanilla, blackberry and cassis, combine with a full mid-palate with considerable, round tannins. Lingering sweet oak notes of creme brûlee and dark chocolate add great depth. This wine's upfront silkiness and roundness make for a delicious selection now and will drink well for 15-20 years. Blend: 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec, 8% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot, 4% Merlot
A rich, dense ruby color, hints at dark fruit nose of blackberry and currant that carries through to palate, interwoven with complex aromas of black licorice, anise and creme de cassis. On palate, wine opens up to reveal an earthiness, with brown spice, cigar box and ripe dark fruits that linger throughout extracted and long finish. texture is opulent and rich, yet has a velvety quality with supple density. Rich, fine-grained tannins are balanced with ripe fruit, acidity and oak.