The Wine News review of "aromas of blueberry, plum and mint with hints of charred oak and graphite" is poetic license to the extreme. Bottom line -- this is a pleasant, smooth and moderately fruity cabernet - but ultimately I found it somewhat wattery, non-descript and unmemorable. The tannins are light, and it drinks fine right now (Jan 2010). Given the price, its a good cab to break out toword the end of a larger dinner party; but I would not put this out early (ie, while palates are still discerning). I bought two bottles - won't be buying more.
This wine definitely needs at least two hours to breathe. Very sharp taste when first opened, but two hours later it has a smooth finish with wonderful undertones. My recommendation is Rutherford Hills Cab if you can find it at a reasonable cost. "Peace for us all, peace for mankind. Peace is not an awful lot to ask." Neil Young quote from their newest cd. Peace out, JJH
A little rough, perhaps it needed longer decant time or more bottle aging. For my taste there are better wines in this price range.
This is a light and mildly pleasant wine...an 81 out of 100...the issue is quality for price...you can find better at a lower price point.
What a great deal, and with the shipping program that pays for itself on the first shippment you cannot go wrong. A very good Cabernet for a exceptional price.
ONE OF THE BEST CAB SAUV AVAILABLE AT THE PRICE
Earthy & Spicy
great product for the price.
I serve this wine when we have guests over. It is very reliable and a good value when on sale (under $15). Fresh and fruit forward with a decent finish it is easy to match with lots of entrees. Seems we always dip into a second bottle, too.
Very intense and flavorful
This is a very solid Cab, used it as a party wine in 2009 because the price was so good but it does stand on its own with dinner too.
Good solid Cab for $15.00. Will maybe try the 2006, but too many choices getting in the way.