Friday, November 4, 2011

Review: *** $ Esser Cabernet Sauvignon, California, 2007- BEST VALUE

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Original Tasting and Review:

By way of background: This is Esser Cabernet Sauvignon, California, 2007, a bargain-priced offering finished at 13.5% alcohol.

Original review, November, 2010: 

In the glass: Deep magenta, opaque in the middle.

On the nose: Poured cool with a brief decant and swirled vigorously, this value-priced Cali cab offers bold and juicy fruit aromas, little oak or depth.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are rich and sweet blackberry fruit, bright with some acids and lighter cherry overtones.  There is little in the tannic or bold layers. 

In summary: Overall, a rich and pleasant sipper, though somewhat lacking in distinction. Rates two stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with a plus because you cannot deny the pleasure it brings in the moment.  Good value at the price.

Updated review, about a year later, November, 2011:  Consistent color and juicy aroma.  Generic yet quite pleasant on the palate.  Fleshy, fruity middle with quick finish.  Following long decant, full day kept cool in partially filled bottle: Similar aromas, now more purple.  Soft richness on the palate lifts it to three stars and makes it a best value. 

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