(2011 Vintage) Our prize offering, the ultra premium Claret, sports a label that honors the first Cabernet Sauvignon blended in a Bordeaux style by Gustave Niebaum in 1910. Claret is a term originally coined by the British to describe Cabernet-based wines. This Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc blend is alluring and sophisticated; it is memorably lush with a tapestry of smooth tannins and succulent flavors of wild berries, plum and anise. Borrowing tradition of European wineries, we add gold netting to bottle to signify outstanding quality of wine.
On the nose it has a delicious aroma of blackberries, some spice, and a punch of cherry. Tasting it starts off slow with a smooth taste, and then the spice opens it up to that toasted oak, and finishes with a strong cherry flavor. Good with steak some salty flavors. Something with rosemary to compliment the spice.
Smooth and not dry Cabernet Sauvignon. Great red wine.
Smooth with mild fruity tones. Nice dry finish.
Good but black label is better.
Awesome rich tasting red wine.
Christmas dinner wine
Had at olive garden.
Not too dry
- over 3 years
- 7 months
Planet Grape(2012 Vintage) 90 - Lush, ripe and spicy with notes of cassis, cherry, plum, black licorice and cigar box.