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2018 Medlock Ames Cabernet Sauvignon "Bell Mountain Estate"

Medlock Ames 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Medlock Ames

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Bell Mountain Estate"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot & 1% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Alexander Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $60

Cases produced: 1,200

KWG Score: 92.7 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92.5)

Review date: June 22, 2021

Wine Review: This opaque and deep purple colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Medlock Ames opens with a cedar, boysenberry and ripe black currant bouquet with hints of plum and vanilla. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, very smooth and juicy. The flavor profile is stewed plum with integrated chalky minerality with notes of boysenberry. We also detected some hints of baking spices and craisin. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins build-up and are sustained for quite some time. The Panel would suggest decanting this Cab, as it opens up nicely with some aeration. We would pair it with Stewart’s steak treats, braised short ribs or with a Cuban cigar by the firepit. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The 2018 Bell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is a true expression of Bell Mountain Ranch. The wine encompasses a rich profile of summer ripe berries, cigar box, chocolate covered strawberries and blue fruits. Hints of lavender with a touch of sea spray spring from the glass. This is a wine with an elegant but prominent palate and tingling tannins that leave you craving another sip or a juicy steak on the side.

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