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Friday, April 10, 2009

2004 Donedei Cabernet Sauvignon

This is a very impressive, small production (410 cs), Columbia Valley red wine that is composed of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc, and 8% Merlot. Being that it contains more than seventy-five percent of one varietal (Cab Sauv) it can be named as such. Donedei translated from French origins, means “Gift of God.” and the wine is truly worthy of that distinction.

This dark red colored wine starts off with amazing black fruit aromas of black currant, cassis, bramble berry, and blackberry fruit preserves. There is a powerful spiciness to this wine that comes from it's bold tannins and sharp acidity. The wine is very well balanced and shows great fruit purity along with just hints of underlining oak, tar, and molasses. This wine needs a good decanting but will show beautifully when properly aerated. 93+ points

 
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