Michael David 2011 “Rapture” Cabernet Sauvignon
This smells a a big jumble of berries. I thought cherries at first but couldn’t hold onto any one particular fruit. The structure of this wine seemed to be of great consideration. All of the corners are rounded and everything is definitely in its place. After the great berries notes, then the traditional Cab aroma comes calling. She sits nicely on your palate and then as if on cue the tannins arrive to play. The finish will abandon the sweet berries and last and last. For some reason I pictured enjoying this bottle at a beach campfire just when it got cold enough for the sweatshirt. Can you hear the waves?
(K&S Rating: 4 of 6)
Winemaker Notes: “A very dark garnet color in the glass. Fragrant aromas of ripe, dark berries lift to the nose. Blackberry and whole plum flavors fill the palate and persist through a long leathery oak finish.”