Olin is Winchester, Right?

Crystal-clear bright ruby with purple-to-clear edges.  Alcohol- and glycerin-nose of old barrels and ripe blackberry with a touch of nutmeg and browned-butter.  Solid fruit on entry with healthy acids turning quickly into manageable tannin.  Great drying finish with tannins fading correctly forever and ever.  A classic Alexander Valley, but with steely, lab-made, sourced-fruit overtones decrying the label’s claim of 3 years in “mostly new” french oak.  Not a terrible wine.  Just young and reasonably un-interesting.  If you like Alex cabs which *might* reward from 10+years in cellar, this is the one for you.

2007 OLIN Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 13.8



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