Brandlin Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Save $10.11 (11%)
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder|
A gorgeous bouquet of violets, rose petals and fresh currant on the nose. The wine is quite lush and round on the attack, featuring lovely blackberry and boysenberry jam, with hints of mocha, toffee and Saigon cinnamon.
"...Deep, powerful and seductive. This is an especially dark, dense, fruit forward style... Dark red and black stone fruit, spice, leather, smoke and licorice give the 2014 much of its distinctive, brooding personality. At the same time, polished tannins give the wine plenty of near and medium-term appeal".
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Brandlin Estate, 77% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, is slightly tart, narrowly constructed for a Mt. Veeder Cabernet, has a dense ruby/purple color, shows promise with further aging, but doesn't seem to be that expressive or interesting. Perhaps I have hit it on a bad day, but so be it. Forget it for a couple years and drink it over the following 10-12.