My Rating 94 Points.
This Friday, my Cabernet fix is a really nice one.
Dark ruby in color with a ruby rim.
Strong nose of blackberries, black cherries, vanilla, cedar, toast, earth, vegetables, vinegar, chocolates, dark coffee, currants, licorice and peppercorn.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs, smooth and elegant.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, earth, leather, green pepper, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, spices and black pepper.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.
This wonderful Cabernet from California is from Napa Valley (46%) and Sonoma County (54%).
Elegant and easy drinking, well balanced and complex. Very aprochable at this young age, with a great mouthfeel.
Enjoyable by itself or with food, like grilled BBQ Meats.
Needs at least 2 years in the bottle to mature, but would be a good candidate for long term aging.
Good right out of the bottle, but really benefits from an hour of airtime.
Aged in French oak barrels, 50% new.
14.5% alcohol by volume.