04 Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon ($60) ☺☺☺☺

This wine must be at its peak now as we tried the 2003 a few weeks ago and my observations were that it still needed a few years.The 04 was, according to the vintage charts not such a good year but this wine produced lush mellow tannisn, loads of blackcurrants on the nose and a hint of tobacco and spice when tasted. We tasted this a the same time as an '05 and '06 neither of which was quite at the same peak as this wine.

© John Holmes 2014