One of the lingering remnants of Wine Expressions. Although a few years on from its purchase, my original TN holds up pretty well. Dark purplish inky red color, distinctly oaky, berry aroma;; on the palate the wood is prominent, along with notable berry fruit, slightly sweetish and ripe, some dark chocolate, good concentration. Pretty decent.
at opening....lots of fruits on the nose, nothing earthy/vegetal. neither exciting nor offensive on the palate. no structure that would suggest aging any further. CT community tasting window goes out to 2012, but the bottle says to enjoy during "vibrant youth." trust the bottle, and drink now for a perfectly acceptable $12 cab.
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(CRIOS DE SUSANA BALBO CAB SAUV) #4; VaynerPAZZZ; COLOR-dark; NOSE-explosive, dark cherry, licorice, black currant, little dark chocolate, very lush, ripe & bright, New World; TASTE-nice balance of fruit & finesse, little over the top, heat, little disjointed, cellaring should help, vibrant & exciting, very New World, obvious dark chocolate w/ big infusion of blueberry jam; nice, high sugar, little "fake" for me, too Syrah-like; WS-88; GV-84
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