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Stuhlmuller Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This opens with a nose of used wood, wild herbs, red cherry fruit and nuanced mineral and leather notes. It opens slowly with air but shows a very attractive bouquet already. Velvety on entry with a modest and attractive richness that is supported by fine grained fruit tannins. This has lovely grip in the mouth with soft, polished red currant and cherry fruit nicely framed by a hint of green herbs and some mineral earth. A very appealing wine tonight, and the wine I built this tasting around, but I scored it a bit lower than the next two wines only because it is a bit atypical for a North Coast Cabernet. It's still a fantastic value and a wine I highly recommend. 91pts

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Stuhlmuller Vineyards:
Since 1982, Stuhlmuller Vineyards has built a reputation as growers of world-class grapes, selling their coveted fruit to a number of top area wineries. By the mid-‘90s, Fritz Stuhlmuller was so inspired by the complex wines being made from his family’s vineyard that he established a small, artisan winery bearing the Stuhlmuller name. The vineyard’s unique terroir creates C... Read more
Since 1982, Stuhlmuller Vineyards has built a reputation as growers of world-class grapes, selling their coveted fruit to a number of top area wineries. By the mid-‘90s, Fritz Stuhlmuller was so inspired by the complex wines being made from his family’s vineyard that he established a small, artisan winery bearing the Stuhlmuller name. The vineyard’s unique terroir creates Chardonnay fruit with classic Alexander Valley tropical characteristics, food-friendly citrus acidity and a distinctive mineral touch. The Cabernet Sauvignon offers enticing hints of sage and bay leaf coupled with the region's signature flavors of rich cherry, black fruit and cocoa. In 2000 Stuhlmuller Vineyards built a new winery on the property, sized precisely to handle the small amounts of world-class, estate fruit the Stuhlmullers select to create their wines. Guided by gifted winemaker Leo Hansen (and consulting winemaker Kerry Damskey), Stuhlmuller Vineyards handcrafts, small-lot wines that embody a rich, expressive charm, and a distinctive sense of place. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Stuhlmuller Cabernet Sauvignon

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 05/13/2013

This opens with a nose of used wood, wild herbs, red cherry fruit and nuanced mineral and leather notes. It opens slowly with air but shows a very attractive bouquet already. Velvety on entry with a modest and attractive richness that is supported by fine grained fruit tannins. This has lovely grip in the mouth with soft, polished red currant and cherry fruit nicely framed by a hint of green herbs and some mineral earth. A very appealing wine tonight, and the wine I built this tasting around, but I scored it a bit lower than the next two wines only because it is a bit atypical for a North Coast Cabernet. It's still a fantastic value and a wine I highly recommend. 91pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 03/10/2010

Immediately I am interested in the aromatic complexity this wine volunteers with rosemary, bay laurel, and ivy top notes that float above the crisp, slightly astringent black berry fruit all wrapped in damp maduro, cigar wrapper tobacco, slightly smoky vanilla oak, and asphalt. On the palate this is very young but shows a nice, ripe, round, creamy mouthfeel that manages to reveal nuanced black currant fruit in spades with gentle backing notes of dried herbs, cedary spice and a hint of black pepper. The finish shows more structure and obvious oak but retains fine balance and excellent length. This should benefit from a year or two I the cellar but will be best enjoyed in its relative youth. 91pts


Member Reviews for Stuhlmuller Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: Kyle Graynor
4557977,460
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 09/19/2011

Heavy fruit, with rich blackberries. Fruity, with amazing supporting tannins. Such a great sipping wine.


Snooth User: Kristin Watts
8549492,200
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 09/19/2011

Complex aromatic duo of deep, dark fruits and dusty, smoky slightly sweetness. Dried fig abounds on the palette and rounds out with some great oak undertones Lovely!


3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/05/2010

A bit green on the nose, loads of deep dark red fruit is quite syrupy and strong. It does mellow out into a prune and molasses finish which is fairly tasty.

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,203
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 01/28/2012

Rich, ripe and powerful nose. Lots of currant and cassis. It's got rich, luscious, juicy fruit and great structure. Nice, noble quality and flavor. Good tannin. Pretty fruit. Drinking very well! 1/21/12


Snooth User: whiterabbit
148935271
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 05/16/2009

this was good as soon as you open it. i thought it needed some time but right now is the time.


Snooth User: MAG
3151162
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 07/11/2008

A very enjoyable 2005 Cab from Alexander Valley. Pronounced cherry flavors, both red and black which linger on the palate. Secondary flavors of chocolate and eucalyptus. Nice tannin structure. A well made wine.


Snooth User: darbyw
7851567
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 07/06/2008

Four glasses


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External Reviews for Stuhlmuller Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Vintage: 2010 03/21/2013

This is classic Alexander Valley Cabernet, with enticing aromas of cassis, blueberry, black olive, licorice, forest floor and tea leaves.


Vintage: 2007 11/12/2010

Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. More than a bit idiosyncratic and never in the classic Cabernet fold, this bottling smacks of sweet smoke, green tea and berry-like fruit and shows a streak of stiff acidity beneath its nominal flesh. It gets a bit tangy and dries up at the finish, and, it will need a turn of good fortune if it is to open and unfold down the line.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


Vintage: 2007 07/05/2011

"Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. More than a bit idiosyncratic and never in the classic Cabernet fold


External Review
Vintage: 2006 10/07/2009

This wine displays a dark ruby color with aromas of black cherry, blackberry, tealeaf, anise, currant and clove. The rich and soft mouthfeel echoes the bouquet with juicy layers of blackberry, dark cherry and currant, accented by spicy oak and fine-grained tannins. Easy drinking but not overwhelming



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