Good spice, well balanced. 2011 — a month ago
Very tart, opens up as you go — 6 months ago
This afternoon a good friend and I shared the 2011 Domaine Berrien Cellars Crown of Cab. The wine is a blend of 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec. Your classic Bordeaux blend and again from my favorite winery in Southwest Michigan.
On the nose you will find black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, licorice, herbs, spice and a nice earth component.
The palate brings forth the dark fruit, black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, green bell pepper, menthol, black licorice, spice, an herbal note and a nice earthy loam.
The wine is full bodied with medium + acidity and medium + sandy tannins that leads to a long clean dark fruit finish. What a pleasant and surprising experience we enjoyed this afternoon. I loved how this wine has developed over time and given another 5 to 10 years it will continue to gracefully age. This is Domaine Barrien's flagship wine and for the price you can't beat it. Enjoy the rest of the weekend and have a great week ahead. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 3 months ago
Got from Kate for Christmas. Easy to like! Full, slightly sweet. — a year ago
Smooth buttery cellars well. — 4 months ago
Classic! Crisp fruity, white peach, mineral finish real good mouth feel. Need more. — 9 months ago
Mineral, fresh, bright acidity. Complimented roasted salmon nicely. — a year ago
The best of California style and New Zealand style in one bottle. Fruit and acidity without too much grassiness. Paired well with tomato mozzarella Basil salad. — 2 years ago