05 Leo Joseph Cabernet Sauvignon ($37) ☺☺☺ 

We bought this as a blind purchase having never tried the vineyard before. It was reduced from $75 and reading the reviews it would appear to be a bargain. The wine comes from the Lawrence Harrison Vineyards in St Helena. The Cabernet is a medium bodied wine, not like the usual stonking Cabernets one associated with this area. I have to say it made a pleasant change. Light blackberry with a hint of strawberry all washed down with spices and mellow tannins. Very acceptable wine.

© John Holmes 2014