2013 Honig Vineyard and Winery Cabernet Sauvignon

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We joined a small local wine shop.  The main reason for this was variety.  I think it’s important that you continue to try wines and styles from winemakers.  Winemakers are like chefs, they have their own recipes. They can use the same varietal and produce a totally different wine.  This is one of the things that fascinates me.

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Sight
Deep color depth with a purple hue.

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Smell
Aromatic, young-fruity with aromas of blueberry, cherry, spice, cassis, oak and a little jammy.  I think the jammy notes comes from the higher alcohol.

Taste
Dry, full-bodied with great acidity.  The tannins are medium and slightly astringent.  Decant this one if you want to soften it.  The Cabernet Sauvignon was rich with a great tannin structure.  Nice mid-palate.

ABV: 14.8%

How much: $45.00 per bottle.

Region/Appellation: Napa Valley

Varietal composition: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 1% Merlot.

Barreled 18 months in 100% new American Oak.

The Honig wine paired well with our ribs.  I rated the 2013 Honig Vineyard and Winery Cabernet Sauvignon four glasses.  We need to visit the winery soon.

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Life is too short to drink crappy wine.  Expand your palate and keep trying.

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