Saturday, January 3, 2015

Moon Mountain Vineyard Sonoma County 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

Moon Mountain Vineyard Sonoma County 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, $9.99-$14.99, 89 points, poured almost entirely black except purple near the thin transparent rim; this Cab had a considerable amount of suspended material, which suggested the need for decanting.
Earthy smells with some blackberry and cedar notes were okay.
The nearly full body carried fair acidity, mostly resolved mid-palate tannin, and remarkably good flavors of tobacco, cedar, black currant, boysenberry, and mulberry.
Finished fair on residual tannin, easy spice, savory and tobacco notes with a well integrated 13.9% alcohol.
Paired perfectly with a rare spiced porterhouse.
This wine was bought four years ago and left ignominiously forgotten in the cellar; it was a diamond in the ruff.


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  1. Love finding forgotten gems :)
    Did the wine say it was unfined and/or unfiltered?

    1. I don't believe it did, but I'll have to see if I can retrieve the recycled bottle to double-check!