By: John Majeski | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/30/2010 | Send Email
The Renaissance Vineyard and Winery, founded in 1978 in the remote Sierra Foothills town of Oregon House, has always devoted itself to crafting long-lived, high-altitude wines of uncompromising balance and structure. Polished, elegant and remarkably claret-like, their medium-weight wines defy the bigger-is-better trend found in so many huge Napa-numbing Cabernets. The unwelcome influence of new oak is eliminated by aging for 18 months in large, neutral barrels, allowing the wine to evolve slowly its extraordinary melange of flavors— blackcurrants, sweet spice, cloves, violets, pencil-lead, cedar, licorice, layer upon layer. I doubt there exists a $35 bottle of wine in California that can measure up to this, and the beauty is, this Cab is still evolving, and will drink well for another decade or more...
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