Silverdale, WA 13.5% alc. (Purchased on 1/24/15)
Aromas: Nose of cassis, earth, medicinal aromas and funky forest floor.
Flavors: In the mouth, there are obvious “sweet” oak and rich dark fruit (black plum) flavors on the front of the palate, followed by more of that distinct medicinal character (funk) that I tend to identify as Bordeaux-like; also shows tar and espresso.
Texture: Medium tannins coat the mouth and add texture; the right level of acidity pulls everything together nicely.
Finish: Fairly long, flavorful finish. I consider this Cab to be more Bordeaux-like than any Bordeaux I’ve ever had from GO. Very unique and quite tasty.
One downside: Plastic cork, but a very tight seal (which could be good or bad depending on your take on air exchange through natural cork in red wines).