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2016 PreVail Cabernet Sauvignon "Back Forty"

PreVail 2016 Back Forty Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: PreVail

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Back Forty"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Alexander Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $90

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 92 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: January 31, 2020

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley opens with a fragrant black currant bouquet with hints of pencil shavings and blueberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, velvety and balanced. The flavor profile is a mineral and black currant blend with notes of spice and oak. We also detected a hint of black tea. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins build up and linger. We found this wine needs some air to open up its fruit. So you can decant it in the near term. We suggest pairing it with braised short ribs. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: PreVail "Back Forty" entices with a delicious array of intense aromas and flavors including toffee, currants, leather, hints of nutmeg spice, caramel, vanilla, ripe plum, and toasty oak notes. This full-bodied wine has a long, rich finish and smooth, yet structured tannins. Back Forty pairs well with roasted, broiled or barbequed red meats such as lamb, beef, pork or veal.

Organic status: not organic

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