Aromas and flavors of dark cherry and some black pepper spice. Also there is a smokey cedar quality present. Medium to full body and dry on the palate. Feels a little tight after an hour decant, but does loosen up with food. Nice wine with high qpr.
Wente media samples blind tasting: Another solid vineyard designate from Wente for $15, not teaming with megapurple or oak sawdust as one might have expected, but instead a drinkable cabernet in the under $20 category. Tasted blind as part of a series of wines provided for media, requested to be tasted blind.
médium purple color blackberry, plum, black tea, spice on the nose Simple, easy to drink in the mouth, red fruits, not dominated by oak.
13.5% alc Aged for 14 months in a combination of American, French, Eastern European, and neutral oak