Generally consistent with 9/2013 tasting note, with the finish quite flat and uninspiring. This offers what I have come to expect from California wines on a Thursday night - a boring and unexciting dried herb wine. This really delivers in that regard.
Can't add much more to CTBob or Cowinelover's comments - they sum it up well. However, while this was a sturdy, flavorsome wine my sense is that there is more to come in terms of smoothing and integration. Will leave at least a year before trying the next. Also, truly surprised at the low price (even in Canadian terms)
This is a respectable California cab for the price point. On the nose, there is dill, dried cherry, sweet cassis and a hint of leather. On the palate, the tannins are quite dry with cassis, currant, and dark toasted cherry. This wine is not overly complex, but there is an intensity to the dry tannins and dried fruits on the palate. A steady consistent finish.
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(Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley) Cassis, French oak nose with some reduction; ripe black fruit, lavender, berry palate; medium-plus finish (93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot)
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