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#100
92
points

Peter Lehmann 2006 Mentor Cabernet Sauvignon (Barossa)

  1. $38

Full bodied and richly tannic, Lehmann’s 2006 Mentor is dark, chocolaty and intense, with further nuances of cassis and cigar box. The finish is chewy and juicy, simultaneously drying and mouthwatering. Drink 2015–2023.

 — J.C.  (5/1/2012)
#89
95
points

Abeja 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley (WA))

  • Editors' Choice
  • Online Exclusive
  1. $44

Good enough to be a reserve, this includes just 4% Merlot and the rest is all Cabernet. Smooth and supple, with lovely toasty aromatics, it layers rich cherry fruit against the lush barrel spices. A companionable wine, already drinking beautifully, but perfectly fine to cellar for up to a decade.

 — P.G.  (11/1/2012)
#61
99
points

David Arthur 2009 Elevation 1147 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

  1. $150

There are incredible aromatics on this Cabernet. It’s powerful yet subtle (how can that be?), all about sweet, crushed summer blackberries and pure cassis liqueur. Elaborate oak, in the form of buttered toast, is perfectly in balance, never overshadowing the fruit. The tannins are dry, rich and smooth, defining Napa elegance, grace and beauty. World class, dramatic…

 — S.H.  (10/1/2012)
#38
99
points

Quilceda Creek 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley (WA))

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $125

The flagship wine from Quilceda Creek offers exotic scents of plum, cassis, loam, coffee and pine sap, a rich and evocative blend. The wine delivers all that is promised and more; it is deep and dense with flavor, polished, focused and persistent. Vanilla, espresso, fine tannins, luscious acids and cascading fruits.

 — P.G.  (2/1/2012)
#16
98
points

Von Strasser 2009 Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Diamond Mountain)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $70

So enormously delicious, it will be hard to keep from drinking this gorgeous Cabernet right away, and that’s just fine. It’s composed of the most intensly concentrated flavors of blueberries and blackberries—dense, pure and slightly heady with a liqueur-like alcohol. The tannins are classic Diamond Mountain, firm and minerally, while oak plays the perfect role of…

 — S.H.  (10/1/2012)
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