Saturday, February 09, 2008

Miner Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

Nose of blueberry, cedar, and spices

Mixed berry core, fairly dense

Moderate tannins with a chocolate and berry finish

Fairly dense and flavorful, this is a wine that seems well made. It has many of the components of a good Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, but is missing the x factor. In other words, this wine is good, but not exciting. When I spend $130 on a bottle at a restaurant, it needs to be exciting. (the price you're likely to see in a store is $60).

Maybe it will be more exciting after laying in the cellar for a few years. Raise a glass to Oakville producers, but don't expect much x factor in this price range anymore!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When does a wine like this one peak? I purchased this bottle of wine for Valentines Day 2004 and we have been keeping it around for the last few years. When would be the perfect time to open and enjoy?