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94 • Hawk and Horse Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lake County $65. Cellar Selection. Demeter Certified Biodynamic ®, Certifed Organic, Organically Grown Grapes
Garnet violet color. Aromas of honeyed cassis, dried cherries, and toffee with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, chewy mouthwatering spicy baked apple, earth, and silty tannin finish. An impressively rich and balanced cabernet that will be great at the table with hearty meat and game. (tasted on Oct-14-2013)
94 • Summit Lake 2009 Estate, "Emily Kestrel", Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley $60. Cellar Selection.
Deep ruby black color. Expressive aromas of spicy cherry chutney and vinaigrette, toffee, leather, and honeycomb with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a rich, dried blueberry, anise, earth, blossoms, and mocha custard accented finish with fine, elegant tannins. Great concentration, complexity and style. (tasted on Oct-21-2013)
93 • Summit Lake 2008 Estate, "Emily Kestrel", Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley $60. Cellar Selection.
Garnet violet black color. Rich aromas of chocolate blueberries, currant paste, coconut, and vanilla nougat with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, spicy berry pie, blood orange and earth driven finish. Delicious with great structure for sipping or the table. (tasted on Oct-21-2013)
91 • Hawk and Horse Vineyards 2009 "Block Three", Red Hills $45. Cellar Selection. Demeter Certified Biodynamic ®, Certifed Organic, Organically Grown Grapes
Garnet black color. Aromas of black currants, suede, cocoa, and craisin with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, vanilla cream and dusty tannin finish. A really nice table wine that will get better with time. (tasted on Oct-14-2013)
91 • Mario Perelli-Minetti 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley $24.
Garnet purple color. Aromas of baked berries, roasted nuts and a hint of herbal,marinated meat with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a spiced cassis and earth finish. A lively and flavor table wine. (tasted on Oct-21-2013)
90 • Koo Loo Loo 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, California $36. Cellar Selection. Organically Grown Grapes-Certified Organic
Deep garnet color. Concentrated aromas and flavors of dried berries, coconut, pomegranate and spices with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, mouthwatering sour cherry, honey, and mossy earth accented finish with broad, chewy tannins. Nice now, but better in the future. (tasted on Oct-14-2013)
84 • Green Truck 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendocino County $13.99. Organically Grown Grapes
Aromas of cherries, plum, pepper and beeswax candle with a soft, dryish medium body and a tangy cranberry, cocoa, cedar, and dusty mineral finish. (tasted on Oct-14-2013)
84 • Chime 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, California $12.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Garnet color. Aromas of malted chocolate, herbs, earth and currants with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy sour cherry, nut, and pencil shaving finish with coating tannins. (tasted on Oct-21-2013)