Original tasting and review : This is JC van Staden Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi, California, 2013, finished at 13.8% alcohol and first sampled one year from vintage date, in October, 2014.
In the glass: Deep ruddy red.
On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows deep, red fresh fruit with some mint and licorice. From the aroma, seems like this will be fresh, deep and lively.
On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact clean, fresh, bold, deep but easy-going. Shows fresh furry red fruit, nice depth and bright palate. Finish is brief but ends clean with savory spices.
In summary: Overall, rates very easy three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale. Best value status at its bargain price point.
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