I think the label is cool, very cool. I don’t normally buy based on graphics but this one had to be done. It is a bit murky in the glass but shows youth still with a deep ruby color. On the nose I get black plum, black currants, blackberry, blueberry compote, cedar plank, vanilla and coconut. The palate is very tasty- black and blue fruits, toasty oak nuances and well integrated tannins. Low to medium acidity makes for a nice mouthfeel that is medium bodied. Th finish is shortish but chock full of fruit. Shame it doesn’t last very long. I like this $20 wine that will drink nicely till 2025 and pair well with Osso Bucco, lamb stew or Steak au Poivre. I am going with 90 points which aligns with the pros, making it a 5 star effort. Salut….
Very rich purple and about 80% opaque. This Washington state Cab Sav has notes of black cherry, black berries and oak nuances on the nose. The palate it is very interesting- sweet black fruit salad with iodine and Kirsch. The tannins are very much present but not obtrusive. The mid palate carries on the black fruit theme, primarily black berry but there is something else…. fruitcake? The finish is quite tasty with baking spices, black cherry and loads of tannins. The acidity is present but the wine is very dry at this stage of it’s youth. I like it and am looking forward to the Flank Steak and roasted asparagus that will pair tonight. 91 points from me and 5 stars for this $29 charmer. Drink till 2026. Salut….