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2009 Ferrari-Carano Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
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87 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2013

Dark purple.  Spice-accented redcurrant and cherry aromas, with a gentle licorice tone.  Tangy and focused on the palate, which displays cassis and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of bitter chocolate.  Finishes clean and nervy, with dusty tannins and slight tartness.  I'd have liked more sweetness here.

89 Points | Wine Spectator

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Cabernet Sauvignon

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