2012 PreVail Cabernet Sauvignon "Back Forty"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Back Forty"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Alexander Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 650
KWG Score: 92.2 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)
Review date: December 9, 2015
Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from the Alexander Valley is very good! It opens with a mild black currant bouquet with hints pencil shavings and blackberry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a black currant jam and black cherry blend with hints of blackberry, chocolate and toasty oak. The finish is dry and its big dusty tannins linger and last for quite a while. The panel suggested decanting this wine and serving it with beef bourguignon or braised short ribs. Enjoy – KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: A delicious array of intense aromas and flavors include ripe plum, spice, cassis, deep blackberry, mocha and toasty oak. This full-bodied, juicy and viscous wine has excellent length and a lingering finish of smooth, mouth-coating tannins. Back Forty pairs well with roasted, broiled or barbequed red meats such as lamb, beef, pork or veal. Medium and strong-flavored semi-soft, semi-hard, aged or creamy cheeses work well, or pair Back Forty with a dark chocolate dessert for a special treat.
Organic status: not organic
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