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Dry Creek Vineyard 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Dry Creek Vineyard

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Dry Creek Vineyard"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec & 2% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $29

Cases produced: 14,405

KWG Score: 89.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: November 8, 2019

Wine Review: This mostly Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Dry Creek Valley opens with inviting aromas of baking sourdough bread, Italian anisette cookies and mulling spices. Upon entry, the wine is medium bodied and its mineral-laced black cherry and black currant flavors push through to the mid-palate; spicy cola and beef consommé flavors present toward the exit. The toasty oak treatment and restrained tannins add structure and lead to a lengthy peppery finish. We enjoyed the wine with potluck/cocktail meatballs, but it is deserving of a full range of piquant sauce beef dishes. – Jeoff

Winemaker Notes: This impeccable Cabernet Sauvignon displays lively aromatics of black cherry, black currant and dried blueberry. Additional airing reveals nuances of dried Herbs de Provence, cola, leather and black olive. The palate is full-bodied and rich with elegant flavors of black currant and dried cranberry with notes of cocoa powder, espresso, nutmeg and cedar. The wine is fruit-forward and youthful, with fine tannins and a finish of black and white pepper. This Cabernet is very characteristic of a Dry Creek Valley Bordeaux-style wine. It offers intensity and richness and reflects the terroir beautifully.

Organic status: not organic

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