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93 • Tom Eddy 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley $95.
Ruby black color. Aromas of candle wax, olive, roasted pepper and dried cherry with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy pomegranate tart, spiced nut, and mineral accented finish with chewy, fine tannins. A very nicely styled, food-friendly cabernet that is drinking beautifully now. (tasted on Jan-08-2013)
92 • Tom Eddy 2008 "Elodian", Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley $39.99.
Ruby black color. Aromas of crayon, cocoa, spice cake, creamy nougat, and currant with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy, sour cherry and mineral finish with appetizing, chewy tannins. Very nice depth and balance for sipping or the table. (tasted on Jan-08-2013)
92 • Elk Run 2010 Liberty Tavern Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maryland $50.
Dusty ruby color. Aromas of smoked nuts, dried berries, peppery spice, and tomato chutney with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, dusty mineral and herb accented finish. A classy Old-World red that will shine on the table. (tasted on Jan-12-2013)
91 • Barboursville 2010 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Virginia $29.99. Cellar Selection.
Deep garnet black color. Dense aromas of dried fruits and berries, roasted yams and parsnips with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long tangy black raspberry puree, mineral, and oak spice finish. A delicious and well structured cab that will be great with elk. (tasted on Jan-11-2013)
90 • Biltmore Estate 2011 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, North Carolina $18.99.
Deep garnet color. Aromas and flavors of cassis sorbet, buttery praline and spice with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy, apple skin, roasted nut, and slate nuanced finish. Great vibrancy and flavor. (tasted on Jan-11-2013)
90 • Canyon Wind 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Grand Valley $25.95.
Violet color. Rich aromas of cassis tart, chocolate, honeycomb, and olive with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, berry, coffee cake and toffee finish. Nicely structured and balanced. (tasted on Jan-03-2013)
89 • Shenandoah 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Shenandoah Valley $18.95.
Deep garnet charcoal color. Savory aromas of olive, dried currant, herbs and spices with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a firm tannin finish with notes of mulberry, nutshell, earth, and dried leaves. An earthy Old-World-styled table wine that will be good with grilled lamb. (tasted on Jan-11-2013)
88 • RoxyAnn 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rogue Valley $32.|Find-a-Wine|
Aromas of vanilla candle and cookie, berry compote, and spice with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a pear, cherry, nut and mineral accented finish. Pleasant. (tasted on Jan-08-2013)