Thursday, August 24, 2017

Shannon Ridge Lake County 'Buck Shack' 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon







Shannon Ridge Lake County 'Buck Shack' 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, $12.74-$31.99, 89 points, poured core black grading purple/red toward the broad bleeding clear wine ring and glass bowl of fat legs.
Aromatically in flux the progression of cedar, earth, currants, dusty blackberry, and grape gradually favored freshly laundered linen and sea breezes (excellent).
Medium-plus body with good acidity and slightly astringent tannins managed cocoa, oak, and black fruit flavors.
Finished fine on tart pomegranate, truffle, easy spices, drying tannins, and a modest 14% alcohol.
Paired well with my meatball sub.
Comments: Give this wine a couple of years in the cellar, and I think this wine will appropriately soften and deepen; the close-out price just might make this a gem of a Cab to remember.

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5 comments:

  1. Striking photograph!!!! Being new to the world of wines, I especially enjoy your unique imagery for each review.

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    1. DD: A Photophile you are, and now you're in the state of becoming an up and coming Oenophile! ;)

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    2. Thank you, Wine Man. An Oenophile, indeed.

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  2. Vintage 2014 - so not ready for prime time.

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    1. VG: I hear that! I think this one has great potential, and though I usually don't buy more than two bottles of any given wine within a vintage, I intend to stock-up n this one (sale ends 9/4).

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