El Maestro Sierra

Casto Oaks

Man's Best Blend Sierra Foothills Red Blend 2014

Deep purple in color with a short reddish rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, black plums, sweet cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, eucalyptus, licorice, cola, dark chocolates, coffee, earth and light vegetables.

Full-bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked figs, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, earth, leather, cola, chocolates, herbs, light vegetables, spices, tobacco leaf and peppercorn.

Medium plus in length on the finish with firm tannins and tangy cranberries.

This 5-year-old Red Blend from California is delicious now. Fruit forward with nice complexity. Shows a great mouthfeel with a nice tangy finish.

Needs 30 minutes to open up properly and show the big tannins. After an hour, spicy notes come in and make it more interesting. After two hours of airtime, the tannins calm down and integrate very nicely.

Good to by itself as a sipping wine, or with food. I paired it with cheeses and fresh blackberries.

A blend of 40% Syrah, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 3% Petite Sirah. Grapes are grown at 1,900 feet elevation, and aged in American oak barrels (25% new) for 22 months.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 13 days ago

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Sounds delicious!

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