Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sean Minor, Cabernet Sauvignon ‘07 ($14)

I love the branding this winery uses… “Founded to celebrate the things we prize most.  Delicious approachable wines, Expressive terroir driven flavors, Great value for the price…and Family!”  I never knew it when I bought this Cab but after trying it, I did a little research.  Not a big deal but it’s honest and goes well especially with this wine.  For a Napa Cab to come in under $20 and taste great is a tough find anymore.  Sure there’s plenty out there and our economy sadly has driven price points down.  I’m happy to say I found something you won’t be disappointed with the price and on your palette.

Warm aromas of plum and lightly toasted oak followed by hints of dark berries show off a subtle fruit.  On the taste, ripe plums balance with blackberries and supple flavors of vanilla.  Soft tannins with a nice balance of the oak keep the flavors lasting on your tongue.  Definitely a more sophisticated wine from this price range.

With a 13% blend of Merlot in this wine, I can see how it’s helped balance the subtle fruit found on the mid-palette.  Normally the bottle is $18 and I must have found a deal.  There is a 2008 out now and shows to have a little less Merlot so I’m anxious to find some and compare to the 2007.

Click here for   2007 Winemakers notes

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