2015 Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2015 Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine that can be enjoyed immediately and often with its incredibly soft tannins and welcoming mouth feel. Smooth and supple, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (87%), Merlot (6%), Cabernet Franc (5%) and Petite Verdot (2%) offers a solid medium purple color and slender legs in the glass. The aromas of rapsberry, cedar and licorice aren't necessarily the stars here, but rather the supporting cast to a wine that offers the same in the mouth and adds red licorice, roasted coffee beans and soft spices to the mix. Even with the four blended grapes, I had anticipated a much younger feeling and more acidic wine that would be bright and benefit from a few more years in the bottle. That was certainly not the case here! This wine is completely approachable and one that I think you will enjoy with a pot roast dinner if you're looking for a food pairing. But, it can certainly stand on it's own merit.
Knights Valley, Sonoma, California
Suggested retail price: $36.00
Drink The Bottles score: 91/100