International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138
($90; a 69/31 blend of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc) Good full ruby-red. Highly complex nose offers currant, plum, blueberry, bitter chocolate and herbs. Suave, silky and downright creamy in the mouth, with lovely breadth and palate coverage. Fresh but harmonious acidity gives this a rather sophisticated texture. In comparison to the easier, fruit-forward 2004, this one is more characterized by its bite and structure.
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Author: James Laube
Sleek and elegantly styled, with spicy currant, sage, dusty berry, mineral and pleasant herb and sage notes. Well-balanced, even delicate and detailed. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 03/24/2011
Drink Dates: 2011-2016
Deep garnet in color. Aromas of dark chocolate and tobacco. Fine tannins with flavors of bright red fruit and currant. Very nice effort.
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 12/19/2010
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 08/26/2010
Needs more time and/or a long decant
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 05/29/2009
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14% alcohol, 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Cabernet Franc
Aromas: chocolate, prune and currant with hints of tobacco
Palate: smooth and ripe on entry with a slightly firm mid-palate leading into a supple dark berry finish enhanced by nicely textured chocolate.
Impression:This provides a nice value for an upscale wine dedicated to special meals.
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