Friday, February 26, 2010
Screw Kappa Napa 2004 SKN Cabernet Sauvignon (United States)
After last night's affair this wine seemed the next logical step, with a name like Screw Kappa what do you expect. This one has been sitting in my wine cellar for awhile, while the McManis had only been there a couple of days; but it's Friday and time to pull out something interesting to start the weekend off right. This wine seems to do the trick, though with not a lot of finesse. The nose is riddled with spiced-dried blackberries, and although the wine is only 13.5% alcohol the smell of booze came out quit prominently. Thankfully it wasn't too boozy on the palate, cherry is the main fruit, a spicy bite, good acid and tannins on the tongue. A wine that wasn't totally balanced but then again what quicky one night stand is? NOw if you'll excuse me, I have a few more sips to take.
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