2008 Sean Minor Cabernet Sauvignon Four Bears

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2011 - 2014 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 16

  • jerrysvino wrote: 87 points

    March 15, 2014 - Nice medium body cab. Don't think I would get this one again. Decent wine but nothing special.
    Good nose, light body, not much of an aftertaste.

  • appleforest wrote: 89 points

    March 17, 2013 - I opened the bottle and let stand in the bottle for 3 hours, and then had it with roast lamb. There were some Pinot Noir type notes, but very much reduced compared to my previous impressions. There was more Cab varietal flavor. Overall this was very good, but I think it's still a bit young. If drinking now, I'd recommend decanting for an hour or so.

  • ATIVA wrote: 85 points

    June 23, 2012 - Very good for the price. Needs 20 minutes (in the bottle) before it's drinkable. Very little on the nose--mostly oak and alcohol. Cherry and plum on the palette with very nice acidity on the finish.

  • raypedia wrote: 85 points

    March 22, 2012 - Dense and full bodied, ripe red fruit and jammy aromas. Powerful fruit on entry, just a hint of oak, but lacking much structure. Short finish with only moderate tannins. Held up to a plate of spicy grilled shrimp and ratatouille over grits. Decent friendly cab at a reasonable price. Drink 2012-2016.

  • appleforest wrote: 86 points

    March 2, 2012 - I really liked this wine, but I had to mark it down because it seems out of style for a Cab - if I disregard style guidelines I could probably go for 88. The predominant flavor is a spiciness that really seems like Pinot Noir, but it's much heavier than that. I would call this (in taste) in between Cab and Pinot Noir, which is something I've never encountered before. It was ok to pop and pour and seemed on balance nicer after half the bottle spent 24 hours under vacuvin. So if you like both Cab and Pinot Noir, you definitely should try this.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Sean Minor
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Four Bears
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Code 859139001415

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  • Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
  • In Cellars 146 (33%)
  • Consumed 299 (67%)

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