Right here’s an easy, plummy cab born in Sonoma that lets its fruit flag fly, at the very least up entrance, with notes of crimson plums and a cherry factor giving technique to some spicy pepper character because the wine develops on the palate. Reasonable oak and notes of tea leaf and cola inform an expertise that in the end doesn’t deviate a lot from components, which sadly makes for a wine that’s a bit quick on nuance. The expertise culminates in a end that feels tight and quite blunt, its preliminary fruitiness whisked away into the ether. Paired with a meal it really works properly sufficient, however tasted solo issues shortly grow to be rote.
B / $50 / crossbarn.com