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MacArthur Beverages USD 89.99 750ml

Von Strasser Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyard Diamond Mountain District 2001

Member Review by cgplayer9:

Light-medium bodied with good dark fruit and plenty of acid, some spiciness (sage/bay leaf), subtle oak, little bit of pepper/savoriness on the back end. Moderate finish.

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von Strasser Winery:
Rudy's winemaking philosophy centers on the concept that great wines are created in the vineyard and not in the winery. His most important winemaking tool is his palate: his ability to understand and analyze each vineyard’s wine potential through the tasting of the grapes. All of the grapes used in the von Strasser label are picked at their optimum ripeness when the flavors are peaking and the... Read more
Rudy's winemaking philosophy centers on the concept that great wines are created in the vineyard and not in the winery. His most important winemaking tool is his palate: his ability to understand and analyze each vineyard’s wine potential through the tasting of the grapes. All of the grapes used in the von Strasser label are picked at their optimum ripeness when the flavors are peaking and the tannins have become ripe and soft. Based on these harvest decisions, the correct combination of fermentation and winemaking techniques (including cold soaking, fermentation temperatures, extended maceration, aeration, and an aggressive barrel program) are employed to maximize each vineyard’s potential. The end result is wine of great extract and a tannin complex which is both huge and soft at the same time. The resultant mouth feel is often described as being “chewy”, and makes these hillside wines both approachable when young, yet also worthy of further development with age. Read less

Member Reviews for Von Strasser Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyard Diamond Mountain District

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Snooth User: cgplayer9
8492221,032
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 09/01/2012

Light-medium bodied with good dark fruit and plenty of acid, some spiciness (sage/bay leaf), subtle oak, little bit of pepper/savoriness on the back end. Moderate finish.


Snooth User: Barberolo
721003,140
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/03/2013

Four glasses


Snooth User: BearBryant
178885335
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 05/12/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: EMark
8478046,822
3.50 5
12/16/2013

Nicely dark in the glass. Not a lot of fruit on the palate, but it has plenty of oomph. Still big tannins and some tartness. This is a wine that begs for food, and tonight we have the thing--Matambre (Argentinian flank steak stuffed and rolled around spinach, carrots shallots and hard-boiled eggs) with Chimmichurri sauce. US$39.99 at the Wine Club in Santa Ana in 2004


Snooth User: EMark
8478046,822
3.50 5
Vintage: 2000 11/29/2014

Interesting “dirty,” “viney” nose that does not cause much anticipation. However, it opens on the tongue with a very pleasant introduction of currant, and, maybe, black cherry fruit. On passing mid-palate, there is still quite a tannic kick, here. What is lacking, I’m sad to report, is an acid backbone. This might be a Pinot Noir lover’s idea of a good Cabernet Sauvignon. I like it. It is an easy-to-drink wine, but it is not a great wine. Amendment 2 days later--leftover glassful 2 days later was very enjoyable. A bit more fruit/acid, less noticeable tannin.


Snooth User: mcfleecey
19687122
4.00 5
Vintage: 2000 06/11/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: jessmccarter
12470234
4.50 5
Vintage: 1993 01/21/2009

Four and a half glasses


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External Reviews for Von Strasser Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyard Diamond Mountain District

Vintage: 2007 11/12/2010

Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. Again a very rich and deeply fruited wine whose unmistakable themes of sweet currants mark it indelibly as Cabernet, this supple, fairly mouth-filling wine teases with lots of frontal fruit on entry but tightens and toughens as its youthful tannins emerge. It is marginally a bit gruffer and grittier than most of its Von Strasser mates, and it will take a few extra years in reaching its best, but its near-term distractions will slowly lessen and should be but a memory six to eight years hence.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Cellar for future drinking. Wine will improve with bottle aging.


Vintage: 2007 07/05/2011

"Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. Lovely


Vintage: 2007 11/12/2010

Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. Mildly woodsy, a bit withdrawn in fruit and yet a bit riper seeming in terms of its texture and weight, this full-bodied wine feigns fatness at first but firms up as a good dose of sturdy tannins arrive. It tempers its richness with a touch of finishing heat, and it lacks a bit in refinement, but it counts cassis, sweet oak and good Cabernet spice on the positive side of its ledger sheet. Set it aside for just a few years and tag it for drinking with hearty, well-seasoned meats on the bone.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Cellar for future drinking. Wine will improve with bottle aging.


Vintage: 2007 11/12/2010

Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. Lovely, very pure Cabernet fruit sits at the heart of this richly oaked effort and is joined by a bit of classic briary spice and touches of dark loam. If still a bit tight as befits its youth, the wine nonetheless shows a fine sense of richness that runs from first sniff through to its slightly tough finish. It does get a bit dry and toothy as its very obvious tannins take hold, but all that it needs is five or six years of patience.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Cellar for future drinking. Wine will improve with bottle aging.


Vintage: 2007 07/05/2011

"Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. Again a very rich and deeply fruited wine whose unmistakable themes of sweet currants mark it indelibly as Cabernet


Vintage: 2007 11/12/2010

Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. Given its cepage, it should not surprise that this bottling travels a path apart from its mates, but, while it sports a mildly cranberry-like twist and seems a bit more refined, it lacks nothing in the way of richness, fruity substance or creamy, vanilla-tinged oak. Big, but very carefully balanced, it speaks with a softer, slightly more mannerly voice, and, if its tannins are reined in, it still has the structure for aging and comes with urgings that it be set aside for another five or six years.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Cellar for future drinking. Wine will improve with bottle aging.


Vintage: 2007 11/12/2010

Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. If far from being the runt of the litter, this wine is in fact somewhat scaled down when measured against its many big brothers, and its attractive cassis-like fruit simply does not have quite the same depth or reach. That said, it is still a nicely balanced, carefully crafted wine with a keen fix on lightly loamy varietal spice, and its comparatively gentle tannins tag it as one to enjoy in but two or three years, well ahead of its brawnier, more ageworthy kin.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


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