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Hot cedar, toasted vanilla, leather, tobacco on the nose. Dried blackberries, molasses, smoked vanilla, burnt oak. Bitter chocolate, cloves. Lingering finish. Firm, but not overpowering tannin.
Tasted Feb. 2016
Ya, I mean this hits all notes - structured and flavourfull - well done! Cab fans like my father will love this wine, especially for the price. Bravo!
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Here's a high-value California Cab that really delivers. Benefitting from a moderate climate that keeps Californian excess in check, it offers immensely inviting fruit-forward aromas of cassis, blackberry, blueberry, and dark cherry -- ripe, plump fruit nicely complemented by pine, cinnamon, and fresh wood, the oak present but not obtrusive. This complexity gives way to more of an oaky muddle through the mid-palate, and bitter, chalky tannins take hold after that through the finish, but there's sufficient acidity to prop things up with vibrancy. Really good now, but could use 1-2 more years.