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Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138
($78) Good medium-deep ruby. Blackberry and licorice on the nose. Lush, superripe and concentrated, with a port-like quality to the dark berry and licorice flavors. This fat cabernet boasts serious sweetness in the middle palate and the tannins are sweet too. Shows a more convincing structure than the merlot.
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Author: Robert Parker
More backward, but still accessible is the inky/purple-colored 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Peterson Family Vineyard. A sensational perfume of melted licorice, black currants, smoked meats, underbrush, and toasty oak are followed by blackberry liqueur-like flavors. This is a powerful, full-throttle, concentrated Cabernet to consume over the next 15+ years.
Author: James Laube
The initial whiff of new leather and toasty oak is appealing, though this is a bit tight on the palate, taking time for the zesty wild berry, currant and black cherry flavors to unfold, ending with a flash of black licorice.
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 07/16/2013
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 06/30/2012
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 03/21/2011
Site Blog: The Wine Forum
DAMIT, brett from the get go. Fruit and other componets are so big its not too bad, but I will notice it and it grew in and out of bretty/cork taint all night and into day 2....sad.
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Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/10/2010
Drink Dates: 2010-2025
A beautiful full bodied ruby red wine with a wonderful mouthfeel a nose of cherries, berries and some leather, a long and persistent finish. a delightful wine with a real kick at 15.7% alcohol. More to come from this wine in the future.
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