A deep ruby, bordering on ink in the glass. I get pronounced aromas of blackberry, cassis, black plum, eucalyptus, oak, coffee and ripe blueberry jam. The palate is super smooth, rich, warm and delightful. Dry and slightly tannic, this full bodied wine has great flavors of ripe black and blue fruits, excellent barrel integration with coffee, oak and vanilla notes to go with medium acidity. The finish is medium (+) in length and quite dry from the persistent yet integrated tannins. A very well balanced wine with great mouthfeel that will drink beautifully till 2030 with wild game, grilled meats, rich cheese platters or just all by itself. 94 points from me make this $42 stunner a 5 star effort. Glad I got a case. Salut….
Beringer Vineyards Knights Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Sonoma County, California
08 Tuesday Mar 2022