Tuesday, February 07, 2012
2009 Kobalt Cabernet Sauvignon
Having tasted this wine in previous vintages, I wasn't at all shocked at the deep and almost black color that the wine exhibits in the glass. On the nose the wine bursts with aromas of ripe cassis, kirsch, toasted oak, vanilla, espresso bean, and some very beautiful and exotic baking spices.
On the palate the wine is fresh and vibrant and displays gorgeous flavors of black cherry, blackberry, espresso, dark chocolate, black plum, and toasted oak. The finish is long and lingering.
The wine might benefit from a few years of bottle age, but I think it's drinking wonderfully right now and so it may be wise to just drink it now and enjoy the vibrant fruit and impeccable balance. 94 points
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