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2008 Abreu Cappella Cabernet/Blends RP97 750 ml 3 $305.00
2010 Abreu Cappella Cabernet/Blends RP98 750 ml 5 $449.00
The 2010 Cappella, ( 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot and Merlot) reveals a dense purple color, and even greater aromatic and flavor dimensions than the 2009. Notes of sweet creme de cassis, coffee bean, graphite, white chocolate and forest floor are followed by an intense, full-bodied, luxuriously textured wine that has plenty of tannin, but it is sweet and enrobed by sumptuous fruit and glycerin. This fabulous 2010 is one of the superstars of the vintage. It should continue to evolve for 25-30 years.
2011 Abreu Cappella Cabernet/Blends RP95 750 ml 3 $549.00
Finally in the bottle, the 2011 Proprietary Red Cappella is showing even better than it did from barrel last year (a common occurrence at Abreu). The 2011, which includes more Merlot than usual because of the cold growing season, reveals terrific notes of espresso roast, chocolate, forest floor, incense, and blackberry and cassis fruit. This broad, round effort is an opulent, fruit-forward, supple, luscious wine that should drink well for 10-15 years.
2007 Abreu Howell Mountain Cabernet/Blends RP98+ 750 ml 1 $340.00
The riveting 2007 Howell Mountain exhibits aromas of black raspberries, blueberries, crushed rocks and flowers along with full-bodied power accompanied by an ethereal delicacy and sublimity that make it a haunting wine to smell and taste. It should drink well for 25+ years.
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2009 Abreu Howell Mountain Cabernet/Blends RP98 750 ml 1 $350.00
2010 Abreu Howell Mountain Cabernet/Blends RP(94-97) 750 ml 6 $425.00
An absolute blockbuster, the 2010 Howell Mountain includes Malbec and Petit Verdot blended with the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. It boasts an inky/blue/purple color as well as a sumptuous perfume of barbecue smoke, lead pencil shavings and wet rocks. This ripe, smoky, intense, full-bodied wine reveals a boatload of tannins, but also richer fruit and a deeper, multidimensional mouthfeel and finish than the 2009, which appears to be more broodingly backward and structured. This appears to be a great success. Consume it over the next 25-30 years.
2003 Abreu Madrona Ranch Cabernet/Blends RP96 750 ml 3 $290.00
2010 Abreu Madrona Ranch Cabernet/Blends RP98 750 ml 3 $485.00
The 2010 Madrona Ranch, which David Abreu told me he crop-thinned by at least 50%, is a more backward, tannic, brooding wine at present. An inky/purple color and lots of baking spice, espresso, black and blue fruits, and hints of graphite and toast emerge from this wine as well as formidable tannins in the finish. However, the tannins are sweet and well-integrated in this big, blockbuster effort. It will require patience by purchasers as it needs to be forgotten for 4-5 years; it will drink well over the following three decades.
2011 Abreu Madrona Ranch Cabernet/Blends RP(93-95) 750 ml 3 $545.00
2005 Abreu Thorevilos Cabernet/Blends RP100 750 ml 3 $579.00
2008 Abreu Thorevilos Cabernet/Blends RP98 750 ml 1 $359.00
As outstanding as all the Abreu wines are, if I had to choose one that stands apart from the others it would be Thorevilos. The 2008 Thorevilos is the most complete and deeply satisfying of Abreu’s 2008s because the balance of fruit and structure is so impeccable. The 2008 literally explodes onto the palate with masses of dark fruit, tar, licorice and smoke. There is a fleshiness and depth of the fruit here that separates the Thorevilos from the other 2008s. Layers of fruit build towards the massive, masculine finish. In 2008 Thorevilos is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc and 15% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2038.
2009 Abreu Thorevilos Cabernet/Blends RP98 750 ml 1 $419.00
The 2009 Thorevilos displays a stunningly blue/purple color along with an exceptional nose of blueberry and blackberry liqueur intermixed with espresso, white chocolate and violets. With unbelievable intensity, a great, full-bodied mouthfeel, stunning purity, a subtle hint of wood, but no hard edges, this is one 2009 that does not have that broodingly tannic structure that is common in this vintage. This sensational effort can be drunk early on or cellared for another three decades.
2010 Abreu Thorevilos Cabernet/Blends RP95+ 750 ml 6 $425.00
The 2010 Thorevilos seemed more tannic and backward than the 2009, which is somewhat of an anomaly in my tastings of these two vintages. Lots of espresso roast, white chocolate, blueberry, black raspberry and floral aromas jump from the glass, but the wine hits the palate with a crescendo of fruit, glycerin and body. Elevated tannins then kick in giving the wine a huge structure as well as a Bordeaux-like austerity. This wine requires 4-5 years of cellaring once released, and should evolve for more than three decades.
1993 Altamura Cabernet/Blends 750 ml 2 $75.00
2005 Araujo Estate Eisele Cabernet/Blends RP96 750 ml 4 $225.00
2006 Araujo Estate Eisele Cabernet/Blends RP92 750 ml 2 $240.00
The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard is a surprisingly soft, round, delicious wine that, while quite backward and tannic last year, now seems to be up-front, forward, and easy to drink. Much lighter than I remember, with less color saturation, the wine has a dark plum/ruby color and an attractive nose of red currants, cherries, and black currants, with some loamy soil notes and hints of licorice. It is mid-weight, medium-bodied, and ideal for drinking now and over the next 12-14 years.
2005 Aubert Lucia Abreu Howell Mountain Red Cabernet/Blends RP(89-91) 750 ml 2 $125.00
2005 Aubert Lucia Abreu Howell Mountain Red Cabernet/Blends RP(89-91) 1.5 L 1 $215.00
2001 Beaulieu Private Reserve Georges de Latour Cabernet/Blends 750 ml 1 $100.00
1995 Behrens & Hitchcock Ink Grade Cabernet/Blends RP92 750 ml 1 $125.00
This formidable wine is among the superstars of the 1995 vintage. I do have one reservation with respect to this wine - some leesy, mercaptan notes in the nose are at first disconcerting. However, they quickly blow off as the wine is exposed to air. Once past that, the wine's opaque purple color and blueberry and exotic floral notes (orchids) are impressive. Ripe and dense, with fabulous flavor concentration, and a long, multi-layered, textured personality that caresses and saturates the palate with copious quantities of fruit, glycerin, and richness, this is a large-scaled, but beautifully balanced Cabernet Sauvignon that should be at its best with another 2-3 years of cellaring, and last for 15 or more years.
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