My Apologies To Magritte

Perfectly brilliant medium ruby out to a thin garnet rim.  Thin and wanting in the nose, textbook oak and slight briar headed off into tar-and-smoke land with flat, dead-ripe fruit and a bright cassis.  Allegedly a second label of some mystery hi-rated Sonoma Cab house, but casual internet searches turn up Jackson Family which–with practically every label already HAVING a cheap label–narrows down the need to invent an off-label.  In the mouth, more thinness, watery and vapid with very little going on other than unsophisticated dark cherry fruit and a slight stemmy bitterness.  Finish of medium astringent tannin.  $25 Sonoma cab is easily my second-favorite subject after $25 Napa cab, but this thing has all the markings of a big, tank wine under the watchful eye of a computer.  2012 Liberated Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County  13-5  ♦

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.