Friday, December 31, 2010

2008 Bennett Lane Turn 4 Cabernet

We have a family tradition of spending New Year's eve at home playing games and just enjoying time with each other. Tonight it was a cutthroat game of "Life" on the Wii with an assortment of cheeses, sausages, crackers, etc. The kids drank milk while the Mrs. and I enjoyed the 2008 Bennett Lane Turn 4 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley. Fantastic color with a pretty magenta rim. Very expressive nose of licorice, graphite, black fruits and French oak. Quite full on the palate with moderate tannins and fierce acidity. Framboise and oak flavors dominate with a long, buttery finish. Packs quite a wallop for $20. Drinks well now, but has aging potential as well.

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