Dusty dark fruit in the aroma at first, then vanilla. Opens up to be rich and buttery, with a touch of char on the fruit, like burnt sugar. Over all well balanced with moderate tannins and respectable structure. A bit of acidity apparent in the medium-long finish, too. Recommended. BSE

WHO: Emblem
WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon
WHERE: Rutherford, California
WHEN: 2007
HOW MUCH: $50 (media sample)

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