2006 McManis Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Rating: 86
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Week 1, Wednesday, Wine No. 2
Nothing extraordinary about this wine, but it’s easy to drink and doesn’t demand much. Very dark purple in the glass – almost inky. The nose had some dark fruit and a very memorable smell of pencil shavings. It’s a fairly soft wine in the mouth with plenty of fruit – red currants, cherries, a bit of raspberry. It’s a little sweet in the mid-palate followed by a grand appearance of oak. The wine shows some steminess, minerality, and even some vegetal overtones – bell pepper perhaps. Fairly well balanced with smooth tannins on the finish.
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