Silverdale, WA 13.3% alc. (Purchased on 8/16/13)
The varied reader comments about Pyrenees reds on our blog pushed me to finally break down and buy a few. Next up will be a comparison of the 2010 and 2011 Meritage wines.
This Cab pours a fairly clear deep garnet. Nose is pretty slow to open, but after about an hour, opens up to pleasantly fragrant cigar box cedar, tobacco and eucalyptus mint. On the palate it’s medium-bodied with mildly tart acidity and light tannins. Flavors show more cedar, tobacco and mint and a certain earthiness—no green bean or vegetal flavors, which is a good thing by my standards. Medium length finish. I was somehow expecting little of promise. It’s not bad, but not a repeat buy for me. Folks who appreciate a slightly higher level of acidity may enjoy this Cab.