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2017 Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon "Half Mile"

Obsidian Ridge 2017 Half Mile Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Obsidian Ridge

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Half Mile"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petite Sirah & 10% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Red Hills

State or country: CA

Price: $65

Cases produced: 900

KWG Score: 92.2 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90.5)

Review date: January 11, 2021

Wine Review: This deep purple colored Cabernet Sauvignon from the Red Hills is very good but requires some patience. It opens with a milk chocolate bouquet with a hint of boysenberry, pencil shaving and wet slate. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, round and smooth. The flavor profile is a mineral influenced plum and cocoa dust blend with notes of black pepper and oak. We also detected hints of blackberry mixed in. The finish is very dry and its dusty tannins need time to settle down. The Panel suggested decanting this wine for at least 30 to 60 minutes before serving. Then pair with roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, smoked brisket or burnt ends. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Half Mile is the darkest and richest wine we make from Obsidian Ridge Vineyard. The 2017 vintage is no exception; it is perhaps even darker and more brooding than usual. Shy and reserved when first opened, it should be decanted for best results. You'll be rewarded with aromas of fresh blackberries, dried cherries, licorice and a gentle pine forest lift. Flavors of cocoa powder, espresso and blackberries fit neatly within the taut tannic structure that teeters on a balanced edge. The 2017 has an earthy element, and an endurance that may prove it to be the longest-lived vintage of Half Mile.

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