Kriselle Cellars 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rogue Valley, $34

By on February 17, 2016

kriselle-cellars-cabernet-sauvignon-2012-bottleCivil engineer Scott Steingraber devoted a career to work on projects such as the Tacoma (Wash.) Narrows Bridge expansion. Now, he and his wife are invested in Southern Oregon’s wine industry, both as growers and 4,000-case winemakers in the Medford suburb of White City. Their work with Cabernet Sauvignon from their 25-acre site shows aromas of dense plum, black currant, dusty black cherry and toasted marshmallow. It’s presented as a lighter style of Cab with pleasing Bing cherry, blueberry and chocolate flavors. Rich and round tannins are joined by juiciness, making for good length with a finish of black olive and cassis. Enjoy with Savory Steak Salad & Hazelnut Crusted Lamb Chops with Chantrelle Risotto Crespi.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 511 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%

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