2012 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon "Dancing Bear Ranch"
Winery: Cakebread Cellars
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Dancing Bear Ranch"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon & 5% Merlot
Region: Howell Mountain
State or country: CA
Cases produced: unknown
KWG Score: 95 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)
Review date: December 20, 2015
Wine Review: This opaque and very dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Cakebread opens with an earthy and musty barnyard bouquet with hints of black cherry, eucalyptus, and leather. On the palate, it is medium bodied, balanced, approachable, but not overly complex. The flavor profile is a black currant and oak blend with notes of minerality and a touch of blackberry. The finish is dry and its moderate dusty tannins are sticky. The panel suggested pairing this Cab with steak au poivre. Enjoy – KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: Characteristically dense, perfumed aromas of bright black cherry, blueberry and blackberry fruit, mixed with floral and forest-floor scents, introduce amazingly bright, vibrant and concentrated red and black cherry, plum, spice and dark chocolate flavors framed by round, ripe tannins. Beautifully balanced and structured for long-term aging, this intense, complex mountain Cabernet is just beginning to unfold its many splendors and will age beautifully in bottle for at least a decade.
Organic status: not organic
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