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Saturday, March 03, 2007

2004 75 Amber Knolls Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

We had this at a tasting a while back and enjoyed it thoroughly...I believe it ran around $16.

I get berries–blackberry and raspberry–on the nose with some oak.

The palate is smooth....medium tannins, lots of blackberry, oak, and vanilla notes. This is a wine that is really blended...nothing really sticks out but it’s certainly flavorful. Balanced nicely and everything being is in such harmony that it almost detracts.

The finish brings a bit of anise and wood with blackberry.

I hate to say it, but I’d almost call it a good red wine beginner’s “quality” bottle....not a fruit bomb - smooth, tasty with a lot of character. I would serve to guests in a heartbeat.

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