Produced & Bottled by Neese Vineyards
ABV is not listed on the bottle and I cannot find it online.
Purchased: Lebanon, OR 10-20-2014
I purchased this wine based on two factors; firstly, Bargainwhine’s positive review on the 2003 Nonno Giuseppe Zinfandel (both the Cabernet and the Zinfandel are still on the shelves at the Lebanon, OR store) and secondly, this cellartracker review. Sadly, we did not experience what the cellartracker reviewer found. However, I’m including both reviews because we could have a “one-off” bad experience, so decide for yourself if you want to try it.
The wine had the most visible bricking of any Cabernet I’ve opened. The nose was rhubarb and black fruit. Taste was predominantly (and I do mean, overwhelmingly) rhubarb. There was a faint hint of conifer resin but it was so overpowered with that “tart fighting with sour” taste that it was fleetingly noticed. There was a large amount of sediment so I used the winefiner. Wouldn’t recommend pouring it without a strainer of some sort. Neither of us wanted more than the traditional few tasting sips; it was not at all to our tastes.
We ended up opening the Echelon Red Blend (coincidentally, I saw it still on the shelves so I’m going to post up a review of that in a bit) instead, bidding this one to the sink.