Cost: $34.95 (in sale: $31.95 until 6 Jan 13)
Grape Variety: Cabernet-Sauvignon
Category: Red Wine
Location Bought: LCBO Vintages
Country: United States
Region: Sonoma County
Format: 750 ml
Producer: Beringer Vineyards
Alcohol: 14.3 %
Description: Dark, almost opaque ruby in colour with a medium+ intense nose.
Positives: Lots of flavour on both the nose & taste showing cedar, cassis, plums, cloves, blueberries, blackberries, tobacco leaves, sage, leather, pencil shavings & turmeric. Full body, medium+ tannins, good acidity & long length.
Negatives: A touch hot from the high alcohol.
Interesting Points: See my review of the 2009 Knights Valley on 23 May 12 and compare the two.
Drink now or cellar it for another 7 years, and pair it with grilled tenderloin steak.
Tasted: 5 Jan 13
Score: 9/10, Value: 9+/10, Total: 18+/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+