BLEND NO. 7 CABERNET SAUVIGNON
A luscious California Cabernet, the wine offers aromas of black fruit and cedar on the nose. On the palate, notes of cassis and blueberry are complemented by a subtle toastiness from a touch of French oak. The mouthfeel is round and velvety soft with a broad, lasting finish. Like life, the wine is complex and should be savored.
“The wine is first and foremost fruit forward. On the nose, I instantly thought of crème de cassis as blackcurrant is both the predominate scent and flavour. Taking a backseat are the aromas of wild plum, like the ones that grew in my back yard when I was a kid, along with the subtleties of pencil shavings – both of wood and of graphite – and warm green peppercorns. There’s also a faint sweetness that surprised me a little and provided a bridge between the nose and the palate.
While not a sweet wine, this Cab Sauv is definitely nuanced with sweet undertones that balance the medium tannins lingering on your tongue. As the wine breathes, the flavour of blackcurrants melds into other dark fruits, plums, blueberries, like the chords of a guitar transitioning from a minor key to a major. Renditions of acidic blackberries on the verge of ripening but not quite there yet, a wisp of pipe tobacco from somewhere faraway, refined notes of cedar with whispers of oak resolve into a smooth velvet finish, just the way I like it.” - Rebecca Sherrow, Wine Writer
flavors: blackberry • plum • cedar