Tuesday, June 25, 2013
I loved this wine when I opened the first of the five bottles I eventually bought, and I loved it just as much tonight though the wine was a little different than the first bottle. The flush of youth was gone and was replaced by fully mature wine with flavors of red cherries, a dark plum or two, and a nice blend of cinnamon and allspice. The tannins and acid survived, though the tannins were a bit softer than the previous bottle - which was two years ago. The finish was long and at the very end the tannin cleaned the palate and refreshed it. It remains a delicious bottle of wine that is not overdone in any way. Totally balanced and wonderfully delicious.
2005 Sly Dog Cellars, Bin 92, Red Hills, Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon. 13.8% alcohol and $15.