Friday, June 22, 2012

Review: **+ $ Andretti Selections Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast, California, 2009

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By way of background, opening thoughts: Cabernet sauvignon from a race car driver.  Thus the Andretti Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, founded by well-known auto racing champion Mario Andretti.  Let's see if the wine finishes as fast as the driver, or, hopefully, much, much slower...

Original tasting and review : This is Andretti Selections Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast, California, 2009, finished at 14.3% alcohol.

In the glass: Deep ruby red.

On the nose: Poured cool and swirled vigorously, shows bright, with red purple tones, more like a simple merlot than a cabernet sauvignon.  From the aroma, seems like this will be fresh, bright and possibly acidic.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact full with sweet plums in the middle, with little bits of acid curling around the edges.  Perhaps a fully sip than anticipated; well-balanced, simple with few layers to contemplate. 

In summary: Overall, rates two stars with a big plus for pleasantness on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.

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