Friday, January 07, 2011

Four Bears Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa) 2008 sponsored review by (PB)

Gorgeous deep garnet hue with bouquet of lovely plum and background spice with blackberry, cola and cigar box nose.

Palate--First impression is a more mature wine than what it is because it is so supple with fruit forward dark berry fruit, a touch of breadiness. It is fruity, lively, with classic Cabernet presence. This wine is drinking really well right now and yet will improve for several years. Finishes off with a slightly vegetal, berriness that lingers.

This wine will run you around $17 and is an excellent example of Cabernet Sauvignon eclipsing Cabs considerably more expensive making this a value Cab. So raise a glass and check back for my top 10 wines of 2010 and a surprise announcement of a first for the WCB. I will be announcing my pick for winery of the year.

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