Rich nose of toasty barrel and jammy dark berries and cherries is your introduction to the BLACKSMITH Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Creek Valley. Generous bright, fold fruit flavors: blueberries, boysenberries, Bing cherries. Healthy acidity levitates the fruit. On the simple side…not overly complex. What is here is delicious, concentrated and well made, making it an Awesome (Hall of Fame?) value at $20. This is from hillside, east-facing vineyard in Dry Creek Valley, northern Sonoma County. 18% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot.
Winemaker Matt Smith is based in Alameda on the San Francisco Bay. His wines are always well-made, delicious and distinctive for the price. If you had $500 to spend on a variety of good, artisan California wine and could only buy from one winery, I’d suggest Blacksmith Wines to maximize your $500.
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