Another exceptionally well crafted cabernet sauvignon made by Justin Neufeld. Scents of black currants, tobacco, bacon fat, toast and deep earth surged from the glass. Rich and decadent, this polished wine showed blackberries, exotic spices of mahleb and nigella seeds in keeping with crushed igneous rock and concentrated dried fruits. This is a gorgeous wine with unfolding masculinity and grace. Remarkably well proportioned fruit acids, earthy minerality and depth ratio. The finish is as leisurely as a long Sunday walk in the park. Let this breathe 2-4 hours or hold another 2+ years.
Coffee, cinnamon, some cedar and tobacco. Finish is lengthy tobacco and earth. Seems to be easing into itself a bit more. Not as damn gutsy as I remember it being. Finish lingers with slight menthol. Good stuff for $30.
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(Gilbert Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Wahluke Slope) A clean aroma profile with blackberries, raspberries, and licorice. The palate has a rich, full feel with grippy tannins and a tart finish. Oak gets a bit intense at times.
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