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 Vintage2004 Label 1 of 17 
ProducerCabot Vineyards (web)
SubRegionNorth Coast
AppellationHumboldt County
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Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2012 and 2014 (based on 2 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89.9 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 10 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by arthrovine on 3/3/2015 flawed bottle: Corked.

Damn, I think there was brilliance underneath that cork flaw. Those of you whom with this bottle in your cellar are mighty lucky (343 views)
 Tasted by RobertB321 on 11/27/2014 & rated 91 points: Sugar plum and raisin aromas. Well extracted flavors. Some smokiness. Long lasting. Very dark color. (371 views)
 Tasted by paydon9 on 4/6/2014 & rated 88 points: Deep red. Smoke, blueberry, salumi, leather, vanilla nose. Blackberry, pepper, leather, medium-long finish. Smooth tannins and fairly lively acid. This should last a few more years, although I’m not sure it will improve much. (524 views)
 Tasted by Dave Smigielski on 3/17/2014 & rated 89 points: Needed about 2 hours in the decanter and it started to open up brilliantly (740 views)
 Tasted by blakel on 8/27/2013 & rated 89 points: I think this vintage has peaked. Good, but no longer great. Drink up! (774 views)
 Tasted by europat55 on 7/13/2013 & rated 90 points: Still in pretty good shape. (587 views)
 Tasted by blakel on 5/25/2013 & rated 90 points: A bit more modest, subdued than the other Cabots I've had recently. Nice whiff of Bacon and smoke on the PnP, then those aromas blew off, leaving a nicely balanced simple syrah, After an hour or so it started to open up again, but most of the bottle is drunk! Not too shabby, but not a stunner like some of the later vintages. (560 views)
 Tasted by Eric on 1/10/2013: Classic Cabot. Meaty, dusky, with hints of mint and eucalyptus. Shocking red fruit. Extremely fresh. (2192 views)
 Tasted by jdabrowski1027 on 11/21/2012 & rated 92 points: Delicious. Meaty, bloody, olive nose, with much more of the same on the palate. Very old world in style, this shows very little alcohol, while having a firm acid backbone. Great. (734 views)

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California Wines (Wine Institute of California)

California is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world, with almost 100 grape varieties grown in over 100 viticultural areas, including dozens of ­different microclimates and soil types, as well as a very individualistic set of ­winemakers, many with international experience, which adds to and deepens that diversity.

North Coast

The North Coast American Viticultural Area (AVA) in California, covering more than three million acres, includes Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake counties, and portions of Marin and Solano counties. (see The Wine Institute for more information)

2015 Vintage Notes:
"The wines of the .... historically early and intense 2015 vintage .... are dark and intense and not quickly giving up their secrets. Yields were down, in some places significantly, likely contributing to their richness. More than 2012, 2013, or even 2014, the real trick in 2015 was finding a way to temper the natural weightiness of the vintage with enough brightness, like finding a trace of celestial in the terrestrial. There appear to be many successes even if harvest felt like a flash in the pan." - Morgan Twain-Peterson

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