Black cherry and mocha show on the nose. On the palate, big black cherry with cedar and spice box lead, followed by vanilla and loads of dark chocolate on the mid-palate, moving toward the finish. Tannins have some raw power, which should integrate with a few years in the cellar. Drink with New York strip. Recommended (88-90). DH

WHO: Souverain Winery
WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon
DESIGNATION: Winemaker’s Reserve
WHERE: California, Alexander Valley
WHEN: 2007


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