Dark Horse Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

I love it when somebody recommends a wine to me, especially when their recommendation is on point for my personal preferences.  I’m happy to say that’s what happened with this budget Cab.

Winemaker:  Dark Horse
Varietal:  Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage:  2013
Appellation:  California
Price:  $12.99*

Notes:  This purpley Cab had a bouquet including oak, barnyard, mint, vanilla and dark berries.  It was medium-bodied with good acidity and moderate tannins.  Alcohol was at 13.5%.  Flavors I detected were a fruit foundation of plum and dark berry, sweet clove, pepper, oak, and a touch of tar.  This wine was a pretty good mouthful of viniferous enjoyment.  It was especially round and full right at opening, but it remained quite nice throughout for an inexpensive Cab.  A decent value.

* This was the retail price listed at the store where I bought my bottle.  I got it on sale, but I’ve also seen it available for a much lower price (while supplies last, I suppose) at Trader Joe’s.

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