On the nose, apple and Concord grape aromas take on a stewed quality; add cream and graham cracker to the mix, and you’ve got a pretty sweet opening. Mouthfeel is soft and even, but perhaps hollow; palate and finish shows blackberry fruit, cocoa and toasted oak
Far too sweet to qualify for a higher rating, this Cab has good varietal flavors that taste like a spoonful or two of white sugar has been added. Perhaps that explains the low alcohol, only 12.5 percent.
A lot of oak is laid on here, which the faint fruit just can’t sustain. Varietal character is hard to read. Quite oaky from bouquet to finish. An easy quaff for lovers of toasty, oaky whites.