Alluring California Cabernets: Redline Blend Touts 90 Points from Wine Spectator
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These charmers prove that you can stretch your Cabernet dollar. Looking outside the grape's obvious centers is key. Sonoma has the most potential beyond Napa Valley, starting with Roth's dense and concentrated effort. It offers the richness and elegance found in many of the best wines from Sonoma's Alexander Valley. Kunde Estaterepresents Sonoma Valley well with its rich and savory Cab, and Adobe Road's Redline is a crowd-pleasing kitchen-sink blend of grapes from Sonoma and Napa.
ADOBE ROAD Redline Sonoma-Napa Counties 2016 Score: 90 | $35
Supple, charming and driven, with lively red and dark fruits and notes of licorice, dark berry, mocha, gravel, herb and sage. Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Malbec. Drink now through 2028. 2,000 cases made.—J.L.
Posted: January 8, 2018