Saturday, December 15, 2007

Chardonnay in a red blend

Yes it's hard to believe. As I drank this Da Vinci 2002 Reserve Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon from the North Yuba Sierra Foothills CA I looked on the back and noticed there was Chardonnay listed in the blend. I couldn't believe it. It is a very nice Cabernet. It's a heck of a blend. This "Cuvee Reserve" is crafted with 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Chardonnay (yes Chardonnay), 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% of Zinfandel, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Petite Verdot and Syrah. It's a medium bodied wine but yet bold. I tasted a hint of cocoa on the finish. It was a very nice Cab. It's a good drink now and it will also mature in the bottle for a few more years.

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