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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Cabernet & Friends
February 20, 2019



2015 Nieto Senetiner Blend Collection; Color: medium dark; Aroma: heady earth, rather softly woody, earthy, nutty  Mouth: clean rather forward, fleshy, juicy, bright fruit, herbal nuttiness Very Good Plus 15.99; Mixed Case, 14.39; Case, 13.59

2002 Couly-Dutheuil Chinon Baronnie Madelaine; Aroma: light, sweet oak, rather clean,  herbal firm, pretty nutty ; Mouth: rather soft rich, smooth, thick textured, nice acid underpinning, very herbal, fine acid at the end; Very Good Plus 28.99; Mixed Case, 26.09; Case, 24.64

2010 Morgenster Lourens River Valley Red; Color: medium dark rather dense; Aroma: heady sweet clean, cleanrather herbal clean, lightly pretty, heady fine acidity, rather firm Mouth: clean spicy acid, pretty, fine and bright, medium bodied,long; Very Good - Excellent 19.99; Mixed Case, 17.99; Case, 16.99

2011 Ehret Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley; Color: medium dark brown; Aroma: sweet smooth rather dense, fleshy, lightly herbal, pretty; Mouth: clean ripe fine acid mature, beveled tannins, fine on the finish, long; Very Good - Excellent32; Mixed Case, 28.8; Case, 27.2


Youthful Vigor

2016 Intrinsic Cabernet Sauvignon; Aroma: heady rather dense, full blackberry cedar notes; Mouth: sweet forward clean, smooth textured, ripe acid, forward, juicy medium bodied; young & vibrant; Very Good Plus21; Mixed Case, 18.9; Case, 17.85

2016 Hess Cabernet Sauvignon AllomiNapa; Aroma: ripe heady earthy, reserved, stony note; Mouth: chocolate note over bright fruit & acid, clean racy fine, herbal notes sweet full long; Very Good Plus 34; Mixed Case, 30.6; Case, 28.9


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