Monday, September 07, 2009

Eberle Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

Black cherry and raspberry pie on the nose

Richly textured and medium bodied on the palate

Wild berries, cassis, and chocolate on the finish

I am reminded of Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon when I taste this wine even though it hails from Paso Robles. It has the smooth black cherry profile that is warm and inviting.

For $18 or so, consider this a relative value for California Cabs. And you can put some age on it too. I enjoyed a 1998 last year that had some elegance to it. Raise a glass to Eberle!

1 comment:

Chris Cooper said...

This is just a lovely Cabernet. Reticent at first, the wine slowly blooms into a rich, earthy bowlful of juicy, spicy berries. The oak is present but only serves to compliment the deep, dark fruit. Apparently, this wine is a blend of four vineyards in Paso Robles. According to the Eberle website, this particular wine is the house pour at the Playboy Mansion. This is the lower priced Cabernet from Eberle and it makes me hunger for their more “select” offerings. Eberle is the name of the family that owns the winery, and it translates from German into "small boar".I enjoy drinking it with my Cohiba cigar.