Original tasting and review : This is Edna Valley Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast, California, 2011, finished at 13.8% alcohol.
In the glass: Deep burgundy/dusty red, opaque in the center.
On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows mostly generic purple fruit with darker overtones. From the aroma, seems like this will be simple but friendly with fruit.
On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact a bit bolder, fresher and fuller than anticipated. Bright blueberry and blackberry with tangy bright acids.
In summary: Overall, I can't quite give this three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, just falling short at two plus stars.
Updated review, two days under vacuum in partially-filled bottle: Still simple nose, but the palate has lengthened and richened in tone to create an easy three stars, making this a best value with some air or decanting.
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