Saturday, October 31, 2009

Forchini Cabernet Sauvignon

Forchini Vineyards & Winery
Proprietor's Reserve
Cabernet Sauvignon
Dry Creek Valley
Healdsburg, California, USA
$18.99 [26.99] -- Grapevine Market, Austin, TX

Color: Deep purple and garnet
Nose: Huge berry, sour smoke, plum, vanilla
Body: Medium to full
Front: Ripe cherry
Middle: Creamy chocolate
Back: Spicy oak, a little mint
Burns clean?: Yes
Cap: Cork

This thing is an olfactory experience, as much as a tasting one. The nose is humongous; it has the typical Sonoma Cabernet profile, a lush berryness, but it's bigger than most. It reminds me a lot of the Ferrari-Carano Cab, but the palate isn't as full as the nose, which is a bit peculiar.