In any event, I acquired a bottle of the Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and immediately my interest was piqued - the wine has undergone a makeover with a newly designed (and eye-catching) label; gone is the old white, standard (boring) typical Beringer (and everyone else's) label.
|Old label ~ Blech. Boring!|
|New Label ~ Beautiful!|
So... How was it? Ahhh, big, dark and delicious! That's the simple answer. My tasting notes read, "aromas of blackberries and dusty cedar, juicy, soft mouthfeel, elegant, GRIP - flavors: anisette/licorice, long finish of dusty black plum and black cherry".
What I liked most about this wine was that it was multi-dimensional. It has the up-front black fruit that you want your Cabernet to have, followed by a velvet, roundness in the mouth, and the firm earthy tannins on the finish. It was more than just black currant and vanilla as most Cali Cabs have denigrated to in recent years.
All in all as I said earlier - BIG. DARK. DELICIOUS. The 2008 is recently released and should be fairly easy to locate in abundant supply and probably will retail for $18-24. If you can find it at the $18 range, it warrants a case for your cellar.
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