2017 Grayson cellar Cab sauv

We had this at Red’s Midtown off their by the glass menu … Dark in color with a rich vibrant nose that just jumps out at you. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with lovely bold rich dark cherries. On the medium length finish the wine displays nice smooth tannins and nice acidity. This is a beautiful fruit forward Cali style of cab. Right to my tastes. I would give it an 89 or so. Yummy. This is more of a drink now style of wine, but should easily last a year. It’s very food friendly. I paired it with a cheese ravioli in red sauce and it went perfectly.

At Red’s it was ~16 a glass. It’s not in the LCBO, but available for $21.95 a bottle in cases of 12 from Rogers and Company. This is one of those usual tricks restaurants love to do which is pour by the glass wines that are not in the LCBO in hope you don’t know how much they have marked it up … In this case 3X …

From the Rogers web site:
The 2017 Grayson Cabernet Sauvignon shows a dark ruby colour with a rich nose of blackberry, raspberry, and a hint of black pepper. This is an intense Cabernet with a round mouth feel and soft, lingering finish. The palate is full of rich fruit and a soft note of toasted French oak.

This vintage is a new release that has yet to be submitted to press, but the previous vintage, 2016, was awarded a Double Gold Medal for having earned 99 points in the 2018 California State Fair’s Wine Competition. This made Grayson Cabernet Sauvignon the “Best of Class” California Cabernet in a field of over 450 wines!

“A frequent entry into these best buy pages, winemaker Larry Levin knows how to fashion flavorful, authentic tasting whites and reds at bargain-basement prices.”

Robert Parker on Grayson Cellars, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Nov 2014

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