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2012 Valley of the Moon Cabernet Sauvignon "Sonoma County"

Winery: Valley of the Moon

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Sonoma County"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $22

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 89 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: May 20, 2016

Wine Review: This brick colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Valley of the Moon is very good. It displays a pleasing blackberry, cedar, herb and light black pepper bouquet. It is medium to full bodied, pleasantly balanced and structured. I really enjoyed its black cherry, oak, and black tea flavors. It has a smooth, dry lingering finish along with nicely integrated light tannins. I found this pleasant Sonoma County Cab to be very meat friendly. I would pair this wine with a ribeye steak. - Joe

Winemaker Notes: This lush Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon offers pronounced dark cherry aromas with subtle notes of tarragon, star anise, and leather. Rich currant and cherry cordial flavors intermingle with caramelized oak accents while smooth tannins provide generous structure and finish. Drink now or hold for up to 10 years.

Organic status: not organic

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