Ok, finally made it home from work! Here are the notes as promised:
The other day mom called me, seemed there was a caped monkey knocking at her door yelling " FYEL-LAY-NUH" at the top of his lungs.. curious, she decided to let him in. Good thing she did, after she gave him some water,(after all that screaming,he was thirsty) he left a bottle of the 2010 Cabernet as a thank you.
Tasting notes (me,Dad, and Mom (who has a cold)
PnP - Lighter than expected for a cab. More of a Pinot depth of crimson. (after reading it was a Washington wine, this made more sense)
nose- yum, I smelled cherries with a hint of chocolate. Dad thought it smelled like good quality chocolate covered cherries. Mom due to the cold smelled nothing (poor mom)
Taste- Lite, tastes like a cab but feels like a Pinot. I tasted cherries, like canned pie cherries, (NOT the pie filling over sugar type), but cherries in their own juice, and maybe a hint of almond (like almond paste). A bit tannic at first, but not bad
Dad- he said it was like eating a good chocolate covered cherry.
mom- felt too tannic for her.
Next we poured thru a Vinturi
Nose- more closed Me - cherry with a hint of almond?, no chocolate. Dad- still cherry
Taste- both Dad and I- Cherry and the finish was short. but good. mom - still too tannic.We tried with dark chocolate and it was WONDERFUL. It was like eating a very high end chocolate covered cherry.
Day 2 -stored on counter with cork
Short finish, nose a bit closed, still had cherry flavor.
There is something about this wine that makes you want more. Both dad and I enjoyed it to the last drop! I would either decant for a bit or use the Vinturi to smooth out the tannins. Although we didn't pair with food, we think it would be great, as it won't overpower what you are serving. I (we) see having this as an everyday wine. We were guessing price point to be in the $15 range.