Grayson Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon California-Paso Robles. United States 2009
good value but lacking a bit in comparison with the 2008.
As heard on <a href="http://www.wypr.org/Cellar_Notes.html">"Cellar Notes"</a> on WYPR.
A solid cab. It becomes a remarkable one when you see the pricetag. Perfect everyday wine.
Two and a half glasses
External Reviews for Grayson Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon California-Paso Robles. United States
The 2009 Grayson Cabernet Sauvignon shows a dark color with deep, rich aromas of ripe, dark cherries, blackberries and hints of black pepper. This full bodied wine provides a round mouth feel with a long, lingering finish of hints of toasted French oak. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **
Classic Paso Cab, very soft, totally ripe and generous, with a plethora of blackberry, cherry and red plum flavors that are almost jammy. Yet the wine is dry, with some real elegance. For early drinking.
Even better is the 30,000-case cuvee of 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (aged 9 months in stainless steel and neutral French oak). The "real deal," it is a velvety textured, lush, round, crowd-pleasing Cabernet revealing a dark ruby color as well as lots of black currant and herb notes intermixed with a hint of smoke. This is a remarkable operation producing relatively large quantities of wine that offer sensational value.
Also noteworthy is the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 10 (6,700 cases). While it can probably be purchased for under $10, it tastes like a Cabernet in the $25ndash;$40 range. An incredible value, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, ages in 100% French oak, boasts a dark ruby/purple color as well as a big, rich nose of blackberries, medium body, supple tannins, and surprising intensity and length. Just amazing!
The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon offers sweet cherry and berry fruit in a straightforward, medium-bodied, spicy style. Easy-going with supple tannins and a surprisingly elegant personality for a Paso Robles Cabernet, it should drink well for 2ndash;3 years.
A sensational value from California, this time from the Paso Robles area, Grayson Cellarsrsquo; 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon ranks among the best bargains in Cabernet from that state. Notes of blueberries, wild flowers, black cherries, and background subtle wood emerge from this medium-bodied, fruit-driven effort. With silky tannin, excellent purity, and a real personality, it can be enjoyed over the next several years.