Telling exactly how long a wine may keep is not always easy. Take this one as a point in case. When I bought it in 2011 I did not think it had a whole lot of time left. I acutally had intended to drink it within 2 years of buying it, but forgot about the wine for a bit 🙂 Ah an error is rewarded. Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays some firm dark berries. I am surprised how expressive the fruit in this wine still is! On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely dry velvety tannins. I would give this wine a solid 89. Yumm. I paid $16.95 and it’s a bargain at that price. Finding a wine in this price range that is still showing well 8 years later is impressive! Another great wine from Kacaba! In case you haven’t noticed, yay I’m a fan!
From the back of the bottle:
A rich estate blend of Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, and merlot from out oldest vines. Barrel aged for 16 months, exhibiting rich berry flavors with subtle notes of toasted oak and vanilla spice. Serve with beef or hearty pasta dishes.