Friday, March 11, 2011

Spirit of Wine Review and Rating: ** $ Black Fox Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005, CA


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Original review, May, 2008:

The Black Fox Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005, was part of the "Wine Insiders" wine deal.

In the glass, this is medium red with ruby highlights. Aroma is bright and fresh with plums and raspberry.

On the palate, full middle fruit sensation that confirms the plum and raspberry aromas. Tinge of acid, very little hint of tannins. Finish is fast. Overall impression of being pleasant, but not distinctive. Two stars out of five, but I'll add a plus because I believe this will settle into greater pleasantness in a year or two.
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Update review, a year and a half later, December, 2009:

Color has held fast during the past couple of years.  Aroma has muddled down a bit... think stewed mashed blackberries.  Blackberry fruit hits the mid-palate.  Still a bit perky with acids, and no tannins showing.  Rides to the back of your mouth, then flashes away.  Pulling the plus out of the rating, as it seems to have had a bit more presence in its youth; the plus for future potential proved to be unwarranted.

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