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Pure and Natural Never Tasted This Good!
This Cabernet is a pleasant return to the California Cabs that are represented by fresh red fruit flavors, judicious use of oak, bright acidity, and a refreshing finish. This is a very approachable Cabernet Sauvignon, yet offers plenty of weight and density for those who require that power associated with the variety. This wine shows balance, purity, style, and approachability. A refreshing change and departure from many in the category.
The wine is dry and precise on the palate with layers of golden apple, pineapple, quince, and yellow peach. The fruit is slightly dried, but shows loads of vibrancy and freshness on the palate. Oak is present with spice, vanilla, and caramel, but finds balance with the rest of the components of the wine in a very elegant and pure way. The flint and mineral of this wine along with the slightly austere nature reminds me of White Burgundy, although there is a generosity of fruit and weight on the palate that reminds the drinker of a great California Chardonnay. This is the best of both worlds – a Chardonnay with power and finesse that shows complexity of flavor yet remains light on its feet.
Scents of cola, sassafras, mushroom, mineral and spice lead into the fruit flavors of dark cherry, ripe raspberry, and wild red plums. The fruit is ripe, but also slightly reserved. The fruit spice balances with the oak spice of vanilla, cinnamon, coriander and char. A slight stem or tree bark influence adds to the earth components and lingers on the finish. Hints of fresh red flowers and wet dark potting soil come through on the end of the aromatic journey.