2003 Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon "Endeavour"
Winery: Dry Creek Vineyard
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Endeavour"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon & 5% Petit Verdot
Region: Dry Creek Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 799
KWG Score: 92 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)
Review date: December 29, 2007
Wine Review: This very deep dark purple wine from Dry Creek is a winner. It opens with an intense rich blackberry like bouquet with some spiciness. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is very very smooth and well balanced. It has rich blackberry flavors with some spicy plum thrown in as well. The finish is quite dry, it has very fine tannins and is very very lengthy. This wine is drinking well now and would pair nicely with a New York strip steak with a red wine reduction sauce. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: The 2003 Endeavour is layered with aromas of black-berries, black cherries, and dark chocolate. On the palate, harmonious flavors of rich plum, black fruit, and cassis abound. The elegant tannins are framed by toasty vanilla, blueberry, and cedar giving the wine tremendous depth and complexity. The finish is rich and supple and strikes an excellent balance between fruit flavors and tannin.
Organic status: not organic
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