Friday, August 03, 2012

Review: *** C8 Chez Ray Lanza Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi, CA, 2008


Original tasting and review : This is C8 Chez Ray Lanza Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi, CA, 2008.   The wine was vinted from fresh grapes, described here.

In the glass: Medium magenta, opaque in the center.

On the nose: Poured at cool room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows bold, deep fruitiness.  From the aroma, seems like this will be fresh, young, primary with thick blackberry flavors.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact round and full in the mid-palate.  Yes, primary blackberry fruit is still apparent, but not overwhelming.  Some oak and structure behind the fruit.  Seems like it will be fine in the bottle for awhile longer.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.

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