Cliff Creek Claret Sam's Valley Vineyard 2007

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50% Cabernet sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot Candied on the nose with lots of sweet black fruit, sweet oak spice, and licorice topped wi... Read more

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.00 5
01/20/2014

50% Cabernet sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot Candied on the nose with lots of sweet black fruit, sweet oak spice, and licorice topped with some floral and black olive notes. Smooth on entry, and rather broad on the palate, this has plenty of acid and a good base of tannins supporting a core of fruit that recalls the nose with its sweet, candied quality. All black cherry, black berry and plummy fruit in the mouth framed with some toasty oak and topped with more subtle yet savory olive notes. This is undoubtedly a bit rough going, and perhaps time will help temper the tannins, though I expect they will always lend a dry edge to this wine. The finish is a bit short, with a flash of vanilla and some nice herbal components coming into refresh the palate from all that fruit. Already 6 years old, this feels like a barrel sample. Not sure where this will go. it could be really terrific or it could dry out. Probably best to enjoy this over the shorter term, say 3 to 5 years in case the fruit does fade. pair it with a nice steak. 89pts


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