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Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Sale $64.99 Winery $75
The 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.
Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 SALE $48.99
95pts Tasting Panel -Intense aromas of cassis, black currants, blackberries and ripe cherries with a lovely floral note. The palate is rich and seductive, with concentrated flavors of blackberries and cassis interwoven seamlessly with fine tannins from new French oak barrels. Its masculine structure is harnessed by a beautiful balance of acidity and dark fruits with a long, cassis-laced finish. A highly collectible vintage to be enjoyed now or cellared through 2032.
Groth Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 SALE $44.99 WINERY $65
93pts James Suckling-Subtle and complex with mint, black currant and licorice aromas. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a fresh finish. Clean and refined. A delicious cabernet to drink now or later. This Cabernet Sauvignon is big and lush with huge gobs of fruit in the aroma and flavor. The texture of the wine is soft and supple, typical of Cabernet Sauvignons grown in our area of the Oakville AVA. The sweet vanilla character derived from 22 months in the barrels blends well with the black cherry and blackberry flavors and aromas of the wine.
Duckhorn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 SALE $54.99 WINERY $78
92pts Wine Spectator-Complex and compelling, this generous wine reflects the diversity of great Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. On the nose, vibrant layers of red and black fruit mingle with hints of violet, dried herbs, black licorice and graphite. The flavors echo the aromas, with lovely black currant and licorice elements supported by firm, impeccably balanced, tannins and an excellent structure. Good acidity helps to carry the juicy dark fruit notes through to a long, satisfying finish.
91pts Wine & Spirits-A compelling wine of its region; a delicious, finessed expression of place.
91pts Decanter-A complex bouquet of creamy red and black fruit, cedar, tea leaves and a touch of tobacco leads into an open-knit, supple, ripe but fresh palate. It's a nice introduction to the Duckhorn Napa portfolio, and to the valley's Cabernets in general.
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