Dec 2006/Jan 2007
purplish ruby; attractive, fragrant, spicy, cedary, dark currant and
blackberry fruit aroma with hints of black licorice; full body; rich,
supple, smoky, concentrated, ripe blackberry fruit flavors with a
smooth, velvety mouth feel; full tannin; lingering aftertaste.
Approachable and enjoyable to taste now, showing good depth of fruit.
Very highly recommended. Dan Berger’s Vintage Experiences
November 16, 2006
Cedar and spice notes with great herb, tart-cherry aroma and a subtle,
classic taste and structure (13.8% alcohol). A great wine. Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
Red cherry, currant, plum and a floral note on the nose; this struck me
as rather Burgundian. Supple, fresh and sweet, with juicy flavors of
plum, cherry, mint and flowers. Offers enticing complexity and cut.
Finishes with very sweet, fine-grained tannins. The 35-year-old vines
here typically yield just a ton and a half of fruit per acre. This
benchland cabernet produces ripe flavors and ripe tannins early, but the
St. George rootstock helps to slow down sugar accumulation, notes
Corison, who added that this wine has less than 14% alcohol. 91(+?).
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