Decanted 30 min. Lovely nose of sandalwood and black cherry, this was somewhat closed on day 1. Flavors were muted and tired, acid was out of line and I figured this was on the serious downside.
Day 2: Still the sandalwood nose, but very little fruit aromas. Flavors are still somewhat muted (currant and cherry), with a bitter undercurrent to the fruit. Oak flavors seem too apparent for a wine of this age. Although this paired nicely with pork chops, on it's own it seems harsh and acidic, and is not really very enjoyable. Racking this one up to "serious downside". Drink up if you have any.
Picked up this older vintage Cadence a few weeks ago. Dry cork that broke but salvaged. The wine had a very nice reasonably robust nose of dried fruit and some spice. The palate is smoooooth with all the elements of this wine very integrated. Not sure how much longer this will go. Drink now.
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(Cadence Winery Bel Canto Red Wine Cara Mia Vineyard Red Mountain) A lovely nose that features the Cabernet Franc that composes the majority of this wine. Light floral and spice notes. Slightly more thin on the palette than past vintages. 52% Cab Franc; 48% Merlot. 14.4% alcohol.
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