91 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2012
Deep ruby. Intense aromas of cassis, blackberry, pipe tobacco, candied licorice, rose and graphite: very cabernet and very fresh. Concentrated, broad and vibrant, with pure dark berry flavors complicated by vanilla, anise and cocoa powder. This seamless, sweet cabernet finishes with supple, harmonious tannins and notes of fruitcake and cracked pepper.
92+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
It is remarkable that an industry essentially less than a half-century old could capture the attention of the American wine-buying public to the degree that California has. Powerful consumer interest in California wine is driven by two major factors. The more obvious reason is that California's best wines, which come from grapes grown in...
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Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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