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Lake Sonoma Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County California
92 Points

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Region: California Sonoma
Vintage: 2018
AB: $30.0 + price will vary
BC: $28.99
ON: $29.95 consignment
Quebec: $33.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -355719
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WineScores' Review

Supple, delicious, slick.
Lake Sonoma Winery is a business venture co-founded by Quails' Gate CEO Tony Stewart. The Lake Sonoma label was established in 1977, but the Valley of the Moon estate and winery Stewart purchased is over 150-years-old (1863) - a true piece of Californian history.
The grapes for the wines in the portfolio are all sourced from sub-appellations of Sonoma, as is this Cabernet.
Chocolate and cassis, vanilla, baking spices, pencil shavings and prune, along with pipe tobacco, describe the nose. It has a slick texture and supple weight; black fruits, tobacco, vanilla and mocha flavours dominate the palate. Boasting notable balance and structure--it is a fresh, delicious and complete wine with polished tannins.

Pairs great with Gone Crackers Blue Cheese & Cracked Pepper
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Good First Impressions, GONE CRACKERS, Game Day Wines

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2021-10-18 16:00:03.0


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