Intense, dark ruby color with enticing aromas of ripe, black plums and black currants. The richly textured plum and currant flavors are joined by accents of dark chocolate and some vanilla-scented oak. The ripe, vibrant tannins give the wine beautiful structure and an amazingly long finish. This is a big wine for just a little money.
Drink it now or over the next few years to enjoy the fruit flavors at their best. It will pair well with traditional Cabernet-friendly foods like grilled or roasted meats.
"The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon spent 9 months in one-year-old French and American oak and was bottled without fining or filtration. Purple-colored, it reveals an expressive perfume of cedar, spice box, black currant and black raspberry. This is followed by a medium to full-bodied wine with lots of savory black fruit, enough structure to evolve for 1-2 years, excellent balance, and a long, fruit-filled finish. Drink it over the next 3-4 years."
The Wine Advocate
I have been impressed with all of the Crios wines, and the Cab is certainly a smooth and flavorful glass. As someone who likes to find great wines in the $8-20 range, this one is a winner.
This wine has great flavors and I would definitely buy it again.
I went to the wine.com store in Berkeley to buy another case. It is not a subtle. Let it breath for a half hour and it is lovely, especially with red meat.
The taste was smooth, not too harsh.