Reviewed on 08-02-2018
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Rating B+
Style Red
Blend , Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Vintage 2014
Appellation
San Luis Obispo County
Central Coast
California
USA
ABV 14.9%
Price $50.00  Buy This Wine

Perfect For

Special Occasion Splurges, Steak Dinner, Treat Yo'self

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec , Merlot

The Full Review

The ‘Cuvée Pau’ name is a sly allusion to Pauillac, an area of Bordeaux where Cabernet Sauvignon is the primary grape. At 68% Cabernet Sauvignon and the remainder a blend of Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Merlot, this powerful California wine is a bolder, fruitier version of its French counterpart. Aromas include black currants, blueberries, and toasted oak. It's very fruit-forward but still a little tight, and might improve even more in 5 years.