By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/20/2010 | Send Email
This is classic Cabernet. No ripe, juicy, rich oak-derived vanilla flavors here. Might I suggest any number of modern Napa Valley Cabs for that experience? Instead, what you will get are aromas that show red fruit as well as an herbal quality, and similar, old school Cab flavors on the palate. Its tannins firmly grip a small portion of your inner mouth as opposed to drying out your tongue and cheeks; these are grape tannins rather than new French oak tannins. Once again, this is not rich and fruity red wine, rather a wine that beautifully complements a grilled ribeye or sirloin, now or a decade from now. For fans of Bordeaux and Cabernet from the likes of Heitz, here is a value that you will want to load up on.