By: John Majeski | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/8/2013 | Send Email
As your eyes graze on the zillions of domestic Cabernet Sauvignons online or in our stores, be sure to give them a sitdown at the nearest bench, or should I say 'Bench', specifically the remarkable 2011 version of this robust, well-constructed Cab from the folks at Brack Mountain. Selected from low-yielding prime Alexander Valley benchland fruit, this rich, purple-hued wine resonates from the glass with bright cherry and blackberry aromatics, rousing the palate with a pronounced core of chewy, lustrous, black currants, seductive spice and cedar notes, all bracketed by firm acidity and serious, mouth-watering tannins. And consider this: you can enjoy all of this for less than a third the price of those neighboring seventy-five dollar Cabs in the weighty bottles and cool labels. Kinda like wise thrift shopping, right?