The Crusher Wilson Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Smells intensely of oak, tobacco, tea, pine and plum. Very smooth and easy in the mouth with a simple, bright personality that highlights the balsam tinged, slightly candied purple and blue fruits. A bit snappy on the backend with high acid and slightly astringent tannins but a fair amount of wine for the price. 85ptsAdd winemaker's notes
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Editorial Reviews for The Crusher Wilson Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Smells intensely of oak, tobacco, tea, pine and plum. Very smooth and easy in the mouth with a simple, bright personality that highlights the balsam tinged, slightly candied purple and blue fruits. A bit snappy on the backend with high acid and slightly astringent tannins but a fair amount of wine for the price. 85pts
Earthy, smokey with cigar box flavors. Blueberry fruits and a musty, earthy finish
nice nose of black currant and plums.....very silky tannins with a nice finish
Simple, monolithic plum fruit with sweet edge and a slightly unpleasant medicinal note. Will try another bottle in a week or so.
One of my better affordable finds this year. If you like California Cab, this is a great buy. Many wines of this quality cost twice as much.
Ehh. It's okay, but I wasn't as pleased with it as I thought I would be. Drank more like a pinot to me. Not as full-bodied as I'd hoped from TOG, given their Leese-Fitch cab status.
Considering the price, this wine is a very good value. I stumbled upon it at a grocery store and noted the grapes were from Wilson- so that led me to purchase. I've bought a few more bottles because, at the price, it's a deal! Not a super-bold cab, but still enjoyable, with a hint of oak and, yes, as the others have said, a tiny bit sweet.
Three and a half glasses
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