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2003 Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon "Endeavour"

Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Dry Creek Vineyard

Vintage: 2003

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Endeavour"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon & 5% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $55

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.

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