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California Cabernet Sauvignon Reviews

Score: 91 | December 7, 2021 | Wine Current

Alluring aromas of black currant, juicy, black, Bing cherry and mulberry waft easily from the glass. Palate flavours of bramble berry and crème de cassis are juxtaposed with tangy red fruit—red currant and pie cherry providing the Yin and the Yang for this sweet and tang gem. It’s medium-plus bodied and pleasantly textured with satin-smooth mouthfeel and supple and subtle fine-grained tannin. It showcases persistent purity of fruit, deft balance and a lingering mouth-watering finish and aftertaste. Pour with medium-rare flank steak with grilled Portobello mushrooms. 12/7/2021

Score: BRONZE | October 11, 2021 | San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo International Wine Competition
Score: 91 | December 4, 2020 | The Toronto Star

But just as delicious and seven dollars less is the 2018 Joliesse Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon from California (Vintages 16564, $17). So, if you’re a J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet fan, this wine is worth grabbing. About 2,000 cases of this wine were released Oct. 31, so there’s still some around, and it’s a lovely bottle. Expect heady scents of blackcurrant liqueur, blackberry cobbler and melting dark chocolate that lead to a lush, saturated entry. Swirling flavours of black cherries and cream, chocolate and cedar, and a touch of black coffee on the finish balance lively fruit with a touch of tension. An easy-drinking Californian that’s sure to please. Pour a glass of this with your favourite takeout cheeseburger for immediate pleasure.