Wine: Oak Leaf Cabernet Sauvingon
Vinyard: Oak Leaf Vinyards
Typically, I don’t do a whole lot of wine reviews. I’m not really a wine person. I’m a beer man. Thank you, Trent Wilmon with that amazing anthem for beer lovers: macro and craft. Oak Leaf’s Cabernet Sauvingon was a wine Amanda brought home a week ago. We hadn’t had an excuse to open it until tonight. So it goes.
Taste & Aroma: Rich berries are here in the nose. And as you keep letting it’s aroma fill the area around you, you can detect the brightness of this smell. You can also detect a little bit of wood there too. The aroma is robust. But how does it taste?
Rich dark fruit flavors are here, followed by a sucker punch of toasted oak that I absolutely loved. This is an oak lover’s delight. I’m a fan of oak forward wines and this is a great example of one.
Final Analysis: Again, I’m a beer man. Not a wine guy. To me a cold lager or a hoppy IPA is more exciting than swishing fermented juice in a stem glass. This is a great wine if you enjoy oak forward flavors. Give this a shot.