Smith and Hook Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast 2009

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This vintage lives up to Smith & Hook's legacy of great Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep ruby, this wonderfully full and expressive Cabernet elicits aromas of plum, cassis, clove and cedar. On the palate, this lush and textured wine expresses dense dark-berry flavors, baking spice and espresso, with dusty tannins, well-developed acidity and a lingering finish.

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Smith & Hook:
The spectacular beauty of California 's central coast is probably the best-known region in all of California for its unique lifestyle. Monterey County's dramatic ocean scenery, historic communities, artistic culture, verdant pine forests, and bountiful agriculture have beckoned adventure-seekers, seafarers, artists, writers and vacationers for over 100 years. And the 99 miles of brea... Read more
The spectacular beauty of California 's central coast is probably the best-known region in all of California for its unique lifestyle. Monterey County's dramatic ocean scenery, historic communities, artistic culture, verdant pine forests, and bountiful agriculture have beckoned adventure-seekers, seafarers, artists, writers and vacationers for over 100 years. And the 99 miles of breathtaking Pacific coastline is something no other California county can boast. With an inspiration to raise Monterey wines to the highest level, the wines of Hahn Estates are created with a philosophy that all great wines are special – akin to the region they were grown in. The Hahn wines celebrate everything that is Monterey – unique in thought, style and setting. Wines of Monterey Distinction. Hahn History The Smith Ranch had been a horse ranch, while the neighboring Hook Ranch had raised cattle for generations. With their prime location in the Santa Lucia Highlands overlooking the Salinas Valley, these ranches-turned-vineyards presented ideal growing conditions for growing premium varietal fruit. Smith & Hook Winery released its first vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon to high acclaim in 1980. In 1991, Nicky created the Hahn Estates brand to showcase supple, accessible, and attractively priced wines from the family's Monterey County vineyards. In German, “Hahn” means “Rooster” and for this reason a rooster embellishes the Hahn Estates label, honoring the Hahn family's European heritage. And while Smith & Hook remains the first wine produced by the Hahn family, Hahn Estates is the primary wine brand produced by the Hahns and the winery is now proudly known as “Hahn Estates / Smith & Hook Winery.” Read less
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Snooth User: ceekaynj
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10/01/2012

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This vintage lives up to Smith & Hook's legacy of great Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep ruby, this wonderfully full and expressive Cabernet elicits aromas of plum, cassis, clove and cedar. On the palate, this lush and textured wine expresses dense dark-berry flavors, baking spice and espresso, with dusty tannins, well-developed acidity and a lingering finish.

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