2009 Smith & Hook Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles Westside
Paso Robles, California
 
WB Rating: 89

 
Alcohol by volume: 14.8%
Price at time of purchase: $62.00 (from winery)
 
Type: Cabernet / Bordeaux
Principal varietal(s): 85% Cab, 10% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc

Excellent tiny production Cabernet from Paso Robles. It took a few minutes for the herbal, greenish edge of this wine to blow off, but then it opened up nicely to reveal deep flavors of black currant, blackberry, coffee, roasted vegetables, smoke, and dried herbs. Nicely balanced and long, and seemingly still in its early stages of development. One of the best Smith & Hook wines I've tasted. - HK 2014-04-26

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