A vegetal palate, green pepper, tobacco, some eucaplyptus, but most of all, just unripe “green,” all flavored with enough wood treatment to call it an “oaksident.” Tannins are slightly rough. The finish is tart, bordering on sour. Not recommended.

WHO: Park Lane Winery
WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon
WHERE: Sonoma County, California
WHEN: 2007
HOW MUCH: $13

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  • http://tfo-wow.blogspot.com Richard Best

    I’m curious about this word “oaksident”. I’ve never seen it before — and I am a wine lexicographer. Please explain.