Silverdale, WA 12.5% alc. (Purchased on 9/20/14 & 9/25/14)
The bottle purchased on 9/20 was corked, so I returned it for another bottle on 9/25. Here is what I found in the second bottle: Opaque deep garnet with a mostly pinkish rim showing just a slight hint of brick color. The nose is loaded with cedar, some menthol and dark berry fruit. In the mouth, it’s smooth in texture with some tannins still remaining to give it richness, but it’s really an elegantly styled Cab (as the back label suggests) that’s well-balanced, showing nice varietal cherry/berry fruit, black coffee and licorice, well-integrated oak and smooth texture and roundness. Actually, it’s quite astonishing for 14 years old and now $4.00 a bottle. I expect that it wasn’t all that pricey on release either. I recently tasted some very expensive Cabs from my cellar that were around the same age that didn’t taste nearly this good!
Here is a link to Cellar Tracker with some notes from the “community” that aren’t all that different from mine. Pretty tasty Cab for very little money. Thank you, GO!!