Tuesday, August 4, 2020
This wine was the second bottle of the night and had so much going on. The first bottle was an 'every day drinker' that we have a case of at the house. Immediately upon popping the cork, we were pretty confident that we had something very special with this 2016 Knights Bridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. On the nose was a wonderful mix of violets, blueberry, tobacco leaf and suggestions of cedar. This is one of those wines that really make your mouth water as you're pouring your first drops in the glass. We were very pleased how smooth this wine is and what full flavors jumped out of the glass. Dark cherry, cocoa powder and grilling spices were all showing their colors and left a gorgeous feel in the mouth and at the finish. This is a wine that will really hold up well for the next decade or longer. It is absolutely appealing to the Cabernet lover! We encourage you to reach out to the winery to pick up this wine here: 2016 KB Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Knights Valley (Sonoma County), California
Suggested retail price: $60.00
Drink The Bottles score: 93/100
Sunday, April 29, 2018
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
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