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2012 Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon "Dry Creek Valley"

Winery: Dry Creek Vineyard

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Dry Creek Valley"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec, 3% Merlot & 2% Cab Franc

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $25

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 89.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: January 20, 2016

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and dark red colored Cabernet Sauvignon from the Dry Creek Valley opens with a fragrant boysenberry bouquet with hints of black cherry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and easy going. The flavor profile is a mild black plum with hints of gentle minerality, red cherry and faint oak. The finish is dry and its mild tannins linger slightly. This is a friendly bistro Cab that would pair well with a juicy bacon burger. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2012 vintage is a true standout. The Bordeaux varietals flourished unlike any vintage in recent memory. This impeccable wine displays wonderful aromatics of cherry, black currant and black olive notes. Additional airing reveals dried floral, allspice and hints of nutmeg and juniper. The palate is full-bodied and fleshy with excellent tannin and structure. The wine is silky and smooth with superb balance - something we work tirelessly to achieve. The finish lingers on showing great texture and charm.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Dry Creek Vineyard 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon.

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