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2016 Hearst Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon "Bunkhouse"

Hearst Ranch 2016 Bunkhouse Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Hearst Ranch

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Bunkhouse"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petite Verdot, 3% Merlot & 1% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Paso Robles

State or country: CA

Price: $32

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 91.4 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: April 26, 2019

Wine Review: This slightly cloudy and dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a fragrant black raspberry bouquet with a hint of cherry-vanilla. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is a red plum and red currant blend with notes of cola, oak and some hints of black raspberry. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are nicely prolonged. This Cabernet would pair well with a Swiss, bacon and sautéed mushroom burger. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: A vibrant and dense ruby color in the glass. The nose shows pure Cabernet Sauvignon varietal notes of iron shavings and graphite with blackcurrant. There is a touch of medium toasted oak present when first opened that graciously recedes to the background after a bit of air. The wine is plush and finely textured on the palate. The limestone laden soil yields wonderfully chalky tannins that carry the wine from the mid-palate, graciously through the lingering finish.

Organic status: not organic

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