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Notes of clove, nutmeg and cinnamon set the stage for our Bridlewood Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon. These nuances are complemented by flavors of black currant, blackberry and cassis. We added Petite Sirah to enhance the dark fruit characteristics and structure, resulting in a plush mouthfeel. Round tannins lead to a sweet, smooth finish drizzled with caramel.
Bridlewood joins a long and rich tradition of winemaking in Santa Barbara County. It wasn't until the 1960's and 1970's, when new breed of pioneering winemakers, including Dan Gehrs, started making wine in the broad area called the Central Coast, that a southern California winemaking renaissance occurred. Although the winery's capacity is 50,000 cases, releases for the first few years will be 10-15,000 cases. Growth will be consistent with the winery's philosophy of producing many small lots of high quality wines.
"A potential stunning bargain in Cabernet Sauvignon is Bridlewood’s 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles. There are 18,000 cases of this $15 a bottle Cabernet, a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and a dollop of Zinfandel. It offers copious amounts of black currant fruit intermixed with cedar, spice box notes, full body, sweet tannins and an opulent texture. This wine clearly over-delivers and from an area known for its robust alcohol levels, it came in at a mere 13% alcohol.
Barrel Sample: 87-89 Points" -Rated 89, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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