The nose shows some alcohol heat with ripe black fruits and some vanilla. Black fruits, black currant and elderberry, and some vanilla show on the palate. Tannins are full, round, and mouth-filling but the acids are lacking in comparison. Vanilla shows the most on the finish, lingering with the tannins. This is a moderately priced crowd-pleaser. Drink with a great blue cheese burger. Recommended (89). DH
WHO: CrauforD Wine Company
WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon
DESIGNATION: Tattoo
WHERE: California, Napa Valley
WHEN: 2005
HOW MUCH: $23

 

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David Honig, the Publisher, looked at what was happening in the world of wine journalism and realized there were a lot of great writers out there at the same time paying publications, from newspapers to websites, were dropping like flies. So he created Palate Press to find the best writers and create a new forum for them to sell their best work. He is a self-educated oenophile, and defers to the tremendous experience and wisdom of the amazing staff at PALATE PRESS: The Online Wine Magazine.