Rubber and black fruits carry the standard nose, then comes a zesty palate with upfront acids and related zingy berry fruit flavors. Despite a touch of scour, this brings freshness and a clean, tasty fruit level. Perfectly good for Central Valley Cabernet.
Aromas of hay, baked corn and honey suggest that this wine has lost or is fast losing its vitality. The palate is round and full, with honeyed, soft flavors of apple and grass. Finishes mushy, another indication that it’s on its last legs.
Light and brambly smelling, with leathery red-fruit aromas. Feels juicy and lifted but tastes tart, with medicinal flavors of spunky raspberry and sour red plum. Finishes with medium length and a minty, herbal aftertaste.
Somewhere between neutral and bland is where this wine’s bouquet resides. The palate is plump feeling but stagnant, with chunky apple and pithy citrus flavors. Bitterness comes up on the finish, which is pithy as a whole.
Muddled aromas break up with airing and fade from citrus and grass to vegetal and a bit dirty. The palate has gaps in it, while the flavors are a sketchy mix of bland citrus and mealy apple. Acceptable but not convincing.