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
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
External Reviews for The Crusher Wilson Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
This dark red brick-colored wine has enticing aromas of raspberries and plums with the signature Wilson Vineyards spice. Lively dark fruit comes through on the palate with a focused dry blackberry profile, full of secondary nuances. There is a great deal of background complexity to this wine, with notes of fresh coffee and dusty, sweet leather- dark, rich flavors that give this wine a bold, masculine character.The final balance between dark jammy fruit and dusty, earthy dryness is both alluring and satisfying. A full-bodied Cabernet, the finish is long with a core of well-ripened tannins.
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