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2007 BGA Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation: Mendoza, Argentina

Tasting Notes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.  13% ABV.  Very light color for a cab.  Nose is jammy red fruit, some pepper, a little floral, and a little dustiness.  Dark fruit, much fuller than I thought it would be based on the color, but still a little thin.  Austere, dry, good acidity, medium finish.  Not particularly structured, kind of like the guy at the black tie benefit wearing Chuck Taylors.  He doesn’t really fit in or impress, but you know he’s probably a cool guy.  Pretty good, will go with a variety of foods, even some more suited to Pinot Noir like roasted birds.  Would be an excellent choice if you are buying in bulk for a party.

Rating: 3/5, 13/20, 84/100

Price: $8.99 at Bin 604

A note on ratings:  I use the 100 point rating for Cellartracker, even though my palate is still developing.  As a statistics geek, I know that the variability in scores works itself out as the number of scores increases.  However, my score may not be yours or Robert Parker’s, it is simply a subjective value based on my palate.  I much prefer to use a 5 point (or star, or whatever you want to call it) scale, as it more represents my reaction to wine, which is more simple than a 100 point scale represents.  I like the 20 point scale as the more detailed score.   On this site, I will provide all three, although the most meaningful are the 5 and 20 point ratings.

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