Winesmith Cabernet Sauvignon California Penny Farthing 2007

Member Review by kmcelroy:

I was not impressed with this 07 cab. Its taste was overpowering and bitter. Maybe a bit more oxidation would have help? But I wouldn't recommend.

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Winesmith Cellars:
We Smiths offer you skillfully crafted wines which explore traditions outside the mainstream. We've chosen to present ourselves a little differently than most winery websites, because our tiny production interests us in close personal relationships with a limited and knowledgeable clientele who are thirsty for a real connection. Our wine is our personal artisanal expression, not a commodity we ... Read more
We Smiths offer you skillfully crafted wines which explore traditions outside the mainstream. We've chosen to present ourselves a little differently than most winery websites, because our tiny production interests us in close personal relationships with a limited and knowledgeable clientele who are thirsty for a real connection. Our wine is our personal artisanal expression, not a commodity we mass market. Tasting is believing. WineSmith wines always harken to European style goals: plush, velvety structure, aromatic integration, mineral depth. When your guests taste WineSmith, the first sip should carry them away, like pressing the DOWN button on the elevator. Many California wineries try to "knock your socks off" with wine styles which eschew grace in favor of impact. Not us. After the first taste, you'll probably remain fully clothed. But prepare yourself to be sorry when it's all gone. Read less
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Member Reviews for Winesmith Cabernet Sauvignon California Penny Farthing

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Snooth User: kmcelroy
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1.50 5
01/09/2010

I was not impressed with this 07 cab. Its taste was overpowering and bitter. Maybe a bit more oxidation would have help? But I wouldn't recommend.


Snooth User: JOst
138984201
2.50 5
09/07/2009

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: MrCalifornia
3925326
1.50 5
Vintage: 2005 12/19/2007

Too fruity for me. Didn't taste like a cab at all.


External Reviews for Winesmith Cabernet Sauvignon California Penny Farthing

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Vintage: 2005 11/02/2008

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External Review
Vintage: 2005 10/16/2008

Penny Farthing is a creation of GrapeCraft, a wine producing company within the Vinovation portfolio that also includes WineSmith. Brothers Brian and Clark Smith oversee the many facets of this business, which range from vineyard and winemaking consulting to winemaking. For this wine, Clark Smith looked to Bordeaux as an inspiration. Though the appellation is listed as California, the main fruit source is a vineyard in Lodi. Winemaker Smith delayed the malolactic fermentation, gave the wine “early intensive microbüllage for structural refinement,” weekly bâtonage for three months, and then aged the wine in medium and heavily toasted Alliers oak barrels from France. He then adjusted the alcohol to 13.5 percent to make the wine easy-going and immediately accessible. The wine is bright ruby and is of medium viscosity. On the nose, the wine gives aromas of plum, tar, stewed meats, and barnyard – all very un-Californian smells. The palate also reflects this old world style, with notes of braised short ribs, osso bucco, plum, black currant, fig, and tar. The tannins are slightly chalky and become more so on the finish, so this is a wine that would perform beautifully at the table, if not as a cocktail.


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Vintage: 2005 10/30/2008

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Vintage: 2005 11/06/2008

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