1997 Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon George's Vineyard
Santa Cruz Mountains, California
 
WB Rating: 87

 
Alcohol by volume: 14.7%
Price at time of purchase: $35.00 (From winery.)
 
Type: Cabernet / Bordeaux
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This is an unusual, in-your-face Cabernet that would be controversial in most Cabophile circles. Big, tannic wine that has some nice dark currant fruit along with over-ripe plums, sweet oak, sage, and mint. More Zin- than Cabernet-like to most tasters, but is that necessarily bad? Wide range of rankings among the tasters as the appeal of this powerhouse is a matter of taste. Fun wine. - WB team 2003-02-07

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