Saturday, December 10, 2011

2006 Conn Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Limited Release compared to Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Conn Creek 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Limited Release, $28.88-$39.98 (On the web for $17.99), 89 points,
Beringer Knights Valley 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, $14.99-$23.99, 90 points, are close twins when tasted together, but not the price; both have deep magenta hues, both are medium bodied, smooth, and have primary flavors of black fruit and licorice, but the differences are pronounced in the aroma and the finish:
Conn Creek's aroma is a basic grape with some cedar notes, the finish is a nice spicy currant.

Beringer Knights Valley's aroma is a complex bouquet of cooking spice, mocha, and boysenberry, while the finish is not quite the drama of the  Conn Creek's, it still has a presence that continues with its more hardy tannin. The Bordeaux style is accentuated with a small blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
Since you can see that the Conn Creek's alcohol is 14.5% I should tell you that the Knights Valley's is 14.3%
Both Cabernets paired nicely with a Porterhouse Steak, but one wine taster said that the Knights Valley conspired to up the quality of flavor in remarkable ways.
So, once again, here's to Laurie Hook.


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