Blackstone Winery Winemaker’s Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, California 

My Rating 84 Points.   

Price $10. 
Ruby in color with a reddish/burgundy rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, currants, plums, licorice, oak, vanilla, sweet candy, dill, baking spices, smoke, light vegetables, chocolates, coffee and black pepper.

Full bodied, but not bold, with medium plus acidity and decent legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, oak, vanilla, spices, light bell pepper, coffee, chocolates, tobacco and peppercorn.

Medium finish with soft tannins and black pepper.

A nice surprise on this inexpensive Cabernet Sauvignon from California. Simple but drinking very nicely now. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. I paired it with a cheese plate and nuts.

Good right out of the bottle and will also be a crowd pleaser at parties. This 2013 vintage is much better than the previous one.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

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