Nice if not earth shattering. We tasted it blindagainst a Cal. Cab (Chappelet) and all four of us pegged this as the Californian. A little greener, a little fruitier, less elegant, the tannins were pushed forward a little. One of the four preferred it. Some raspberry in the aroma, some green wood, too.
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(Château L'Avocat) Medium dark cherry red color; ripe cherry, menthol, raspberry Life Saver nose; tight, tart cassis, menthol, tart cherry palate; medium finish (60% Cabernet Sauvignon fermented in cement, 40% Merlot fermented in stainless steel; 30% new oak; aged 16 mos. in barrel)