Snooth User: VegasOenophile

Schreiner's Winers- Hail a Cab!

Posted by VegasOenophile, Jan 26, 2011.

My little tasting group explored cabernet from the United States for our January event.  By no means could I cover every major cab producing AVA, but we did mix it up a bit and plenty of areas were represented.  Opinions were widely varied and everyone took their notes/scoresheets home with them, so alas, all I have are my scores.  I linked the wines here for the reviews of each.


L'Ecole No. 41 Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 2007

Columbia Crest Reserve 2007

Columbia Winery Red Willow Vineyard Yakima Valley 2000


     North Coast/Lake County Areas

B.R. Cohn North Coast Silver Label 2007


Michael Pozzan Knights Valley 2007

Forth "All Boys" Dry Creek Valley 2007

Geyser Peak Alexander Valley Reserve 2004

     Santa Ynez/Santa Barbara

Firestone Santa Ynez Valley 2004

     Paso Robles

Justin Reserve 2008


cc: 2007

Fisticuffs 2008

Neal Family Napa Valley 2006

Alpha Omega 2006

DeBeikes Oakville Estate 2005

My top scoring wines were the L'Ecole, Geyser Peak, Justin, Neal, AO and DeBeikes.  The DeBeikes won by one point on my scoresheet. 


Reply by dmcker, Jan 27, 2011.

Any overall observations about the batch, vintages, regions, etc.?

Would be interesting to see some aggregation here. Afraid I can't be fussed to jump to every link you post to see each review... ;-)

Reply by napagirl68, Jan 28, 2011.

Thanks for your listings...a few comments...

I have been pleasantly surprised lately by the Washington state wines, which I previously avoided like the plague.  I have had some decent chards, and a small number of good cabs.  I will seek out the L'Ecole to try.

Second... what did you think about Micheal Pozzan?  I liked ONE of their wines back in 1999.. think it was a syrah.  But I have not liked ANYTHING of theirs that I have tasted over the past 7-8yrs.  I see bevmo has lots of their wines, which also turns me off :-) :-)

Reply by VegasOenophile, Jan 29, 2011.

I have liked some of the Pozzan stuff, more so the Annabella line he puts out.  I know I have tried some within the last year or two and all were enjoyable, quaffable wines.  This however in the company of my cab tasting, didn't hold up in my opinion. 

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