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Community Tasting Notes (8) Avg Score: 92.4 points

  • Took to dinner at a restaurant, opened, decanted and followed over a couple hours. The wine didn't really come together until the end, and even then it wasn't as good as I remembered. The structure was there (as was some heat early on) and some of the barrel notes emerged earlier, but the fruit didn't show up until much later. I'd recommend a longer decant than we did to let this wine really shine.

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  • I opened this and thought it was incredibly tannic, so I put it in the refrigerator, opened it the next day and microwaved about 10 ounces of it for 16 seconds (a David Lake trick that I heard from a winemaker who worked with him). It was quite good, drank the bottle over 3 days and it got better. I think it may still benefit from aging, if you have this wine still

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  • Drank over three days. Very pretty Red Mountain bouquet. The wine features a sleek and sexy shell built upon a sturdy frame. Very nice structure and grip for a Red Mountain wine without Cabernet Sauvignon. It drank beautifully over all three days. Either the elegant exterior or the structured frame would make this a 92 point wine, but together, these two elements merit a score a 93 point score. 92-93.

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  • Opened with minimal decant. Loved this wine tonight. Really coming together nicely. Great nose with some floral and nice fruit notes. On the palate, still a little heat but really nice dark fruit, very subtle barrel notes, smooth, and medium plus finish. Great wine and clearly still improving!

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  • Very young & tannic. Hard to judge at this point. Try again in 2016.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2010, IWC Issue #153, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Cadence Winery Bel Canto Cara Mia Vineyard Red Wine Red Mountain) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/17/2012, (See more on 91 points

    (Cadence Bel Canto Cara Mia Vineyard) Very dark red violet color; tart red currant, oak nose; tart red currant, oak palate; needs 3 years to integrate; medium-plus finish 91+ points

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  • By Sean Sullivan
    12/22/2011, (See more on Washington Wine Report...) ***** points

    (Cadence Winery Bel Canto Red Wine Cara Mia Vineyard Red Mountain) Locked up tightly at present, this wine reveals floral notes, earth, mineral, dark fruit, and light chocolate. The palate is tightly coiled with dark fruit and firm tannins - a whopper while remaining graceful and beautifully structured. Simultaneously full throttle and far from over the top. Put this one in the cellar and forget about it for a few years to see it at its best. 67% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot.

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