Unfined and unfiltered. A minty nose, with a certain earthiness. Later, cocoa and vanilla notes come out. Lots of dark, sweet plummy fruit with hints of strawberry. Nice, strong, integrated tannins. A warm, buttery finish. It’s the wine I kept sipping with a steak dinner. Recommended. BSE

WHO: Amapola Creek
WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon
WHERE: Sonoma Valley, California
WHEN: 2007
HOW MUCH: $57

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