Sunday, August 11, 2013

Review: *** $$ Bear Trap Canyon Vineyards Bear Paw Cabernet Sauvignon, California, 2001

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By way of background, opening thoughts: This is an unusual find - a well-aged "California" label wine from a single estate vineyard, barrel aged for a full two years in French Oak.

Original tasting and review : This is Bear Trap Canyon Vineyards Bear Paw Cabernet Sauvignon, California, 2001, finished at 13.8% alcohol.


In the glass: Deep magenta with cherry notes at the edge.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows tangy and deep bold fruit.  From the aroma, seems like this will be sharp and deep together. Interesting.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact dry, full yet almost citrus in style.  Still taut and bright despite 12 years of age.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.

Check out today's pricing and retail availability for Bear Paw Cabernet Sauvignon.

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