I received this bottle of cabernet sauvignon as a gift recently.
I love getting wine gifts! I love giving wine gifts too!
This was a lovely 2013 cabernet with layers of flavor melding smoothly together. On the nose I could pick up cherry and berry notes. On the palette, I tasted vanilla and juicy red berries. The second taste allowed a hint of cocoa and toasty oak to come through. The more the wine sat, the more the flavors became apparent.
The jammy, fruit forward flavor was balanced with just the right amount of oak and somewhat spicy, nutty undertones. This balance allowed the cab to avoid becoming overly fruity.
2013 Woodwork Cabernet is a great go-to wine to pair with your weeknight dinners. I found it to be a great accompaniment to my homemade lasagna!
Here are the particulars on this fruity but spicy cabernet!
Appellation: Central Coast, CA
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Wood: American white oak
Andrea’s Vista Unofficial Score: 6 out of 10