Thursday, February 18, 2010

2006 Jason Stephens 'Dorcich Estate' Cabernet Sauvignon

Have you ever pulled the wrong bottle from your cellar, and not noticed until it's too late?

Jason Goelz makes two Cabernets from the Dorcich vineyard on Watsonville Road. One is a lighter, softer wine that's intended to be drunk now, whereas the other has rather more intensity, oak and tannin, and could really have benefited from another year or two in a nice dark place instead of having its cork untimely plucked and being consumed without so much as a splash decanting.

2006 Jason/Stephens 'Dorcich Estate' Cabernet Sauvignon
Nose shows smoke, meat and mint. Initially there's lots of tannin and some tobacco notes; the blackcurrant fruit comes out with time. Either leave it in the cellar for a while longer or decant it first. 88+