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Monday, June 07, 2010

2006 Bowers Harbor 2896 Langley

This retails for $40 through the winery. It's a blend of mostly Cab Franc with Merlot and a bit of Cab Sauv.

Plum, tobacco, and cedar on the nose.

A few months back I had a Cab Franc from Two Lads blind that, having had it blind, thought was a far more expensive, well crafted, lighter bodied California Cab. This would have been no different. Cherry, oak, vanilla, tobacco, cedar, black strawberry - almost perfectly integrated tannins and acid.

Cherry and vanilla linger for some time on the finish.

The sort of bottle I want to shove down the throat to everyone unwilling to give Michigan reds a chance.

This bottle was comped as part of the Tweet and Taste Michigan virtual Twitter tasting which took place on Monday, June 7, 2010. All attempts have been made to be honest and unbiased.

Score: 92

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