Tuesday, December 14, 2010

2008 Enkidu Cabernet Sauvignon

As a huge fan of Enkidu's Rosso Fazekas Sangiovese blend, I was quite excited to get my hands on a bottle of their Cabernet Sauvignon last week. The 2008 Enkidu Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley displays a very dark color with a more than a hint of unfiltered cloudiness. there isn't a whole lot of fruit in this wine. Once you enjoy the whiff of plum and loam on the nose, the wine quickly delves into secondary, oak-driven characteristics of licorice, roasted coffee and dry cocoa. Medium-full-bodied with grippy tannins and nice acidity. Finishes with a long, buttery, coffee-like flavor. Delicious; provided you aren't averse to a lot of oak. Drink now.

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