Detail
3 Ratings
Cadence Bel Canto Cara Mia Vineyard

Wine Details

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 2010 Vintage) Good medium red. Stunning high-pitched perfume of strawberry, cherry, rose petal and pepper. Then dense, round, thick and seamless, with highly concentrated flavors of red berries, flowers and spices. Manages to be wonderfully silky and taut at the same time, thick yet weightless from start to very long finish.

Winemaker's Notes

93 points Wine & Spirits: A powerhouse blend of cabernet franc and merlot... rich notes of plum, violet and star anise. It's all sweet heat on the palate, that rich plum meeting lavender and a dark, woodsy bottom note. Like most Red Mountain reds, this will need time; then decant and serve with skirt steak off the grill. 460 cases. (Oct 2009)

Expert Reviews
  • Wine & Spirits
    Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/09. A powerhouse blend of cabernet franc and merlot, from Ben and Gaye Smith's vineyard on Red Mountain (planted in 2004), this is precocious in its youth, with rich notes of plum, violet and star anise. It's all sweet heat on the palate, that rich plum meeting lavender and a dark, woodsy bottom note. Like most Red Mountain reds, this will need time; then decant and serve with skirt steak off the grill.