5 Ratings
Smith and Hook Santa Lucia Highlands Cabernet Sauvignon

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Wine Description

(1996 Vintage) Fresh aromas of cherries, plums, cassis, cedar and oak present themselves in the nose. There is a hint of vanilla, from the new oak used in the aging process. Flavors very closely follow the aromas, complimented with a hint of blackberries and boysenberries. With soft, moderate tannins in this wine, it is remarkably approachable in its youth, yet will age well for another 5-8 years. Food pairings include lamb shanks, the traditional cuts of beef, such as a Prime Rib or a grilled New York steak. I...

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    strong cherry, vanilla, smooth fruit finish

    over 7 years
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  • Wine Spectator
    (1994 Vintage) Rating: 79/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/97