2007 Blackburn Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Paso Robles, California
Tasting Notes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13.9% ABV. Very dark purple. Nose is some dust, lots of fruit, but that ‘fake’ fruit rollup smell. Like jammy, but fake. Good dark fruit on the palate, some of the fake carries over, but not as much as I thought; a good thing, because I really didn’t think I was going to like this at all. A little hot, which makes it off balance (given the AVB is under 14%). One dimensional, not really thought provoking, but not offensive. Decanting smoothed out the rough edges, but didn’t make it much better.
Rating: 3/5 (but as close to a 2 as you can get and still get a 3)
Price: $10.99 at Wells.