Sunday, March 18, 2007

Rating: *+ 2000 Pindar Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, North Fork, Long Island NY

This is a little out of the ordinary. A reasonably well-aged cabernet sauvignon from Long Island. Frankly, I'm not entirely sure the world is ready for such an anomaly, but let's see what we've got... color is a medium brick red. Aromas are jumping out of the glass, but they're not hearty and inviting; they're more vegetable, cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts - smells like a pinot noir salad! Even a bit of dark violet on the nose. To the taste, the acids are really vivid, puckering up my entire mouth - even 7 years after harvest. To be fair, there is still berry fruit in the flavor; and this IS distinctive. But not the kind of distinctive I'm in a hurry to try again. In fact, maybe too distinctive for me to wish to even pour a second glass.

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