2012 Toasted head Cab Sauv

Inky dark in color with a mild nose of dark red berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays milder dark red berries to match the nose. This wine lives in the finish where it displays some lovely fine velvety tannins. The wine has some very nice mouth grip where the dryness lingers for quite a bit. This wine is quite interesting in it’s complexity. I would give it an 88-89.

From the LCBO web site:
Release Date: September 13, 2014 750 mL bottle Alcohol/Vol 13.5% Made in:California, USA By: Constellation Brands Inc.Sugar Content:7 g/L Sweetness Descriptor:D – Dry Style: Full-bodied Smooth Description’Toasted Head’ refers to the process of toasting the tops and bottoms (plus the staves) of the oak barrels, which imparts a more enveloping toasty-oak character to this wine. Typically aged for 18-20 months in a mix of French and American oak, this delicious Cab features toasty vanilla and rich black fruit flavours, plus a lingering finish. Ideal for leisurely enjoyment or for barbecued back ribs. $20.95

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