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Friday, July 03, 2009

2006 Histoire Mendocino Cabernet Sauvignon

The guy at the shop described this one as being awesome. We'll see. The pricetag is around eleven big ones.

A bit of candy apple with a bit of mint on the nose.

An interesting combo here - candy apple and mint show themselves as do clove, cigar, bright red strawberry - almost in a Twizzler kind of way - all with some green olive.

On the second night we consumed this bottle, the nose disappeared and the fruit on the palate blew off, but what's left are some very nice cigar, cedar, and spice notes.

A slightly mentholly finish with a vaguely bacon-like thing going on back on the finish.

There's nothing to bip about here at all. For the price, this is well worth a shot especially for those perhaps used to fruitier Cabs who want to expand a bit. While I wouldn't call it awesome, it's a reasonable bottle and worth snagging.

Wine: 7
Value: Yep

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