Light crimson in color. 14.5% ABV. Soaring nose of ripe red fruits, grilled meats, white pepper and iron. Dense, concentrated and immensely powerful. Full bodied with more than enough acidity. Super fresh with exceptional balance. Garrigue, kirsch, pepper, raspberries and strawberry liqueur on the palate. The finish is exquisite. For my money there is nothing controversial about this wine. Great bottle from a great producer. Exciting Châteauneuf-du-Pape that will continue to develop for at least another 5-7 years.
Light crimson in color. 13.8% ABV. Luscious nose of red fruits, baking spice and iron. Medium body with nice acidity. Baked cherries, rhubarb, nutmeg and cola on the palate. The finish is long and spicy. Great showing for a twelve year old Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. Ready to drink. Perhaps the wines made by Bob Cabral will end up aging as well as those made by the legendary Burt Williams?
Light gold in color. 14.1% ABV. 60% Napa County fruit and 40% Sonoma County fruit. Grapefruit, grass and other citrus fruits on the nose. Rich and racy with zingy acidity. Meyer lemon, pear, minerals and lime on the palate. Crisp and refreshing with a long finish. Always a favorite California Sauvignon Blanc. Drink in the next year or so.