Thursday, April 2, 2015

Dry Creek Vineyard Sonoma County 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

Dry Creek Vineyard Sonoma County 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $17.09-$24.99, 91 points, poured a deep ruby trending a vibrantly beautiful purple/red with a broad clear ring as the wine meets the glass (technically the glass bowl); I've used the misnomer "rim-ring".
Aromatic red-cherry, cedar, and a floral component were pleasant.
A different kind of medium-bodied Cab, having a fuller flavor profile while managing good acidity with grainy supportive tannin that build fairly comfortably into the long finish; flavors of cedar, red cherry, mulberry, strawberry, licorice, and eucalyptus trailed into that finish, culminating with gentle accenting spice notes and a well integrated 13.5% alcohol.
Varietals were 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and a mysterious 1%!


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