Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:Round 1 of the shoot-out!!
"The structure of the reds coming out of Paso Robles tends to be soft and fleshy, with gentle tannins and a more overt fruit character". Quote from the Wines of California, Stephen Brook.
WTN: `03 Cab Sauv. Seven Oaks- J Lohr, Paso Robles.
A winery that is on the up and up, so I`ve been told! Gravel, clay, limestone mixed terroir. Entry level wine for this winery and readily available, features on quite a few winelists. 13.5% alc.
Colour. Medium intensity in the centre with a pale watery purple rim. Sort of a typical deepish claret.
Nose. Cherry, cassis, spice, oak, pepper, cocoa. Not a lot of developement over 24 hrs.
Palate. Initial mouthfeel entry is cheek-tannins!! Red berry, plum, cassis, some pepper. Good concentration and grip, acidity not bad. Too young for me, does not show a lot of ripeness. Will it ever? Finish is lead pencil, white pepper and oaky. Food helps this one however and a lot going on here. P Verdot and Merlot blended in.
After 24 hrs still hard on the finish, still herby and that pencil note. Would like to try in a year or so.
Cost was around $20 Cdn.
Food- Chicken breast in a mushroom sauce.
*****wonder how the Sebastiani will compare to this one?
AaronW. wrote:Sorry Bob, big dummy here. What does "WTN" mean? And are there any other "codes" I ought to know to help me out on the forum?
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