Clear garnet with amber edges. Big skunk. Flat, still, pond-water sorta briary blandness with something I suppose could be confused with eucalyptus if you squint real hard. Pencil lead and… oh forget it I can’t find anything else creatively nice to say about this wine. It’s flippin GONE. Rotting vegetables and wet cardboard over a fresh algae bloom on the lake.
In the mouth flabby watery fruit of the prune persuasion and acid and after-burn shining bright through the oxidation. If you’re into old watery historical bullshit this might be a wine you will enjoy. It’s not exactly UNDRINKABLE.
If it were 15YO or 25YO I might be mixing in a nice, “Well, hey, it’s a $20 cab with a decade-and-a-half on it, it’s doing pretty good, considering” but no. This is a flat-out FAIL in the wine-making department.
2010 CAPARONE Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 13.0