Community Tasting Notes (2) Avg Score: 93 points

  • According to the back label: "92 Cabernet, Jimsomare Ranch, bottled April 94. The Jimsomare Ranch on Monte Bello Ridge provides up to seventy-five percent of the grapes for our Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet; its distinctive character dominates that wine. Each year we separate out two or three of the most intense wines from the vineyard and combine them to make a small, one hundred percent Jimsomare bottling for the Cabernet Program. This lovely wine, with its racy, spicy berry fruit and full, chalky tannins will be enjoyable within five years of its vintage. It will develop more fully with an additional five years in the bottle." Now almost twenty years on it's try to pop the cork on this little beauty. It's intense purple with ruby red edges in the glass. The nose still shows plenty of ripe berry fruit as well as a couple more savoury characters - especially flame-roasted bell pepper an a touch of pepper. The palate is full bodied with lashings of blackberry and liquorice. The long finish shows cigar box, white pepper and spice. This wine has aged beautifully and feels like it still has another ten years in it.

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  • Deep garnet; wonderful cherry, tobacco, tea and slight leather notes leading into a smoky cedar aspect; clean round soft perfectly sweet red fruit with medium body and elegant long finish. Incredible. Fresh yet aged

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