It is rare that you see me with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon. I find it difficult to get into. It’s not that I have not had well made Cabernet Sauvignon, it is probably just not my style.
After Thanksgiving, I attempted to try some Cabernet Sauvignon, to get my head into this varietal. It is the winter and you will see me drink more hearty red’s and Cabernet Sauvignon fits that description. This Cabernet Sauvignon is from Long Island’s largest producer, Pindar Vineyards.
Pindar Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon ($15) and sold out at the tasting room, but you may find this at your local wine shop.
On the nose there was elements of dark fruit concentrate, blackberry, boysenberries, black cherry and bramble. Vanilla and spice rounded out the nose with hints of cedar, toffee and espresso roasted coffee.
The palate brought notes of spice, tobacco and dried herbs with grilled plum fig. Concentrated macerated berries also wer showing with hints of chocolate. There was a smoke and cured meat.
The tannins were big and notes of toasty oak dominated for a while but over time things started to mesh in the glass. The finish brought notes of fresh mint with hints of fruit bramble. Deliciously aromatic and at $15, this wine is a great value and a great example of how wonderful the 2007 vintage was without breaking your bank.