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2012 Westerly Cabernet Sauvignon "Happy Canyon"

Winery: Westerly

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Happy Canyon"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon & 12% Cabernet Franc

Region: Happy Canyon

State or country: CA

Price: $60

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: January 2, 2016

Wine Review: This dark red colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Westerly opens with a black cherry bouquet with a hint of blueberry and faint pine cone. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and easy to enjoy. The flavor profile is a mild red plum with notes of gentle minerality, strawberry licorice and cinnamon spice. I also detected some hints of old oak and red currant. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins linger and last for a little while. This Cab was well liked by our mini-tasting group and would nicely complement a NY strip steak. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This wine displays a deep garnet color, and aromas of Asian plum, raspberry, Bing cherry and hints of wild thyme. Medium to full-bodied, tight-knit and very fine in the mouth, with broad, polished tannins and bright notes. This is classically structured Cabernet Sauvignon that drinks well now, but will continue to positively evolve for the next decade.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Westerly 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon.

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