Cheers - July/August 2015

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Page 48 of 51 49 July/August 2015 • full-bodied cabernet; fi ne-grained tannins add additional character to the already nuanced, lengthy fi nish. ($25) (91) Wildhaven Cabernet Horse Heaven Hills Reserve 2013 (Washington). Stylish aromas of black currants, blueberries and spicy oak lead to a palate laced with black- berries and chocolate; light tannins and a crisp fi nish provide nice structure. ($20) (90) 337 Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (California). Excellent structure, this cabernet offers youthful fl avors of ripe plum, black cherry and blackberry followed by a hint of licorice and mocha. The fi nish is smooth and textured with tannins that are ripe and fi rm. A fantastic value! ($15) (90) Avenel Cellars Napa Red 2012 (California). A plush, serious red blend with aromas and fl avors of red currants, plum, vanilla and cinnamon; a richly textured mouthfeel and a velvety smoothness. ($24) (90) Banshee Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (California). A beautifully concentrated cab displaying blue fruits, tobacco and well-integrated oak. The fuzzy ripe tannins and moderate acidity make this a pleasure to drink now. ($36) (90) Bloom Cabernet (California). A solid cabernet that provides plenty of value; a core of red fruit also carries subtle notes of spice and oak that gradually fade into the soft, gentle fi nish. ($14) (90) Bridgman Cabernet 2013 (Washington). Exciting aromas of red currants and spice give hints to the flavors of blackberry, cinnamon, and oak on the palate; pleasant, crisp and smooth. ($16) (90) Carson Ridge Cabernet Paso Robles 2013 (California). Medium in body and possessing dense aromas and fl avors of red berries, oak, and vanilla; it is an enticing cabernet that is pure, clean and approachable. ($13) (90) Castle Rock Paso Robles 2012 (California). Pleasant and reasonably priced cabernet with medium body, smooth fi nish. Lots of black fruits. Good everyday cab— aerate fi rst for maximum enjoyment. ($10) (90) Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (Washington). Appealing because of its fruity accessible style and price. Dark fruits with a little leather and spice and soft fi nish. ($15) (90) Cosentino The Franc 2013 Lodi (California). Proof why cabernet sauvi- gnon's cousin should not get overlooked. Fresh blueberry and violet open things up, then soft notes of wood spice and cream unfold. It is a bit astringent up front, with ample tannins still prevalent, but with time this eases up to let ripe blueberry and cassis fl avors emerge. ($20) CLASSIFIEDS AGE VERIFICATION MAXIMIZE THE POSITIVE PRESS FROM YOUR FEATURE IN Now offering short-run reprints Order 100 copies or less FOR CUSTOM REPRINTS CONTACT US TODAY! Robin Cooper CHEERS ADVERTISER INDEX MIDWEST - IL, IN, IA, KS, K Y, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI Bruce Kostic; • Tel (203) 855-8499 ext. 215 • Cell (203) 803-0453 EAST, WEST & INTERNATIONAL - AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, HI, ID, MA, ME, MT, NH, NM, OR, RI, UT, VT, WA, WY, Canada and Intl Mark Marcon; • Tel (248) 761-6231 • Fax (519) 972-5169 SOUTH AND METRO NY - AL, AR, DC, FL, GA, LA, MD, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV Debbie Rittenberg; • Tel/Fax (215) 860-0306 • Cell (215) 431-8787 LIST RENTAL - MeritDirect, Jim Scova; • Tel (914) 368-1012 REPRINTS - Robin Cooper; • Tel (845) 856-2229 CHEERS REGIONAL SALES OFFICES Bacardi.................................. Back Cover Beverage Information Group ............ 51 Modelo ..................................................12 Rum Chata. .......................................... 11 Stemmari Wine ......................................5 Tito's Vodka. ............ Inside Front Cover

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