Smith & Hook

Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon

8.91180 ratings
8.731 pro ratings
Central Coast, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

It is time for my Friday's Cabernet fix. This week it's from California.

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose with blackberries, black currant, black cherry, vanilla, light cedar, coffee, burned sugar, chocolates, mocha, spices, light vegetables, eucalyptus and peppercorn.

Dry on the palate with black currants, cherries, black plums, vanilla, cedar, licorice, milk chocolates, mocha, dark coffee and peppercorn.

Long finish with medium round tannins, tangy cranberries and chocolates.

This is a nice Cabernet from the Central Coast in California. Concentrated and somewhat smooth. Well-balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. Showing mild complexity and will be good in the next few years.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

Needs an hour in a decanter to open up properly and show some tannins.

Aged for 12 months in 60% new French Oak barrels.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$20.

It is time for my Friday's Cabernet fix. This week it's from California.

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose with blackberries, black currant, black cherry, vanilla, light cedar, coffee, burned sugar, chocolates, mocha, spices, light vegetables, eucalyptus and peppercorn.

Dry on the palate with black currants, cherries, black plums, vanilla, cedar, licorice, milk chocolates, mocha, dark coffee and peppercorn.

Long finish with medium round tannins, tangy cranberries and chocolates.

This is a nice Cabernet from the Central Coast in California. Concentrated and somewhat smooth. Well-balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. Showing mild complexity and will be good in the next few years.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

Needs an hour in a decanter to open up properly and show some tannins.

Aged for 12 months in 60% new French Oak barrels.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$20.

May 11th, 2018
Rob Landsness

Brand Ambassador/Agent Jeffrey Davis Signature Selections

9.4

93% Cab, 7% Petit Sirah, from the top regions of Central Coast. Spice box, tobacco, cassis, blackberries. Under $25 this is wide open and rocking!

93% Cab, 7% Petit Sirah, from the top regions of Central Coast. Spice box, tobacco, cassis, blackberries. Under $25 this is wide open and rocking!

9 people found it helpfulJul 10th, 2014
Kudo Tsunoda

A great wine for getting drunk cheap

A great wine for getting drunk cheap

8 people found it helpfulJul 3rd, 2014
Monte McCullough

Vanilla cedar cherry. A very good wine.

Vanilla cedar cherry. A very good wine.

4 people found it helpfulMay 18th, 2015
Erin Crain

Central Coast #Cabernet

Central Coast #Cabernet

3 people found it helpfulOct 23rd, 2014
jeff blazek

like the complexity of this cab; great aroma, not overwhelmingly oakky

like the complexity of this cab; great aroma, not overwhelmingly oakky

3 people found it helpfulOct 5th, 2014
Seth Eli Barlow

Cheap and cheerful with a mouthful of fruit and tannin. Always a crowd pleaser and something I can serve to friends who aren’t “wine people.” A great bottle to open when you’re drunk and it’s 2am and you don’t need to open anything too nice but you’re not looking to guzzle Apothic Red.

Cheap and cheerful with a mouthful of fruit and tannin. Always a crowd pleaser and something I can serve to friends who aren’t “wine people.” A great bottle to open when you’re drunk and it’s 2am and you don’t need to open anything too nice but you’re not looking to guzzle Apothic Red.

2 people found it helpfulDec 12th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

14.8% alc.

Quite full-bodied bordering on overripe this still has nice acidity to carry the weight.

Tasted blind it was a nice surprise on the palate.
Looking it up online afterwards it is a nice surprise on the wallet.

14.8% alc.

Quite full-bodied bordering on overripe this still has nice acidity to carry the weight.

Tasted blind it was a nice surprise on the palate.
Looking it up online afterwards it is a nice surprise on the wallet.

1 person found it helpfulAug 19th, 2017
Alex Amsel

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1 person found it helpfulOct 30th, 2016
Eric Hwang

Cigar box aromas with cherries and black fruit. A bit stalky and green suggests it could use a bit of bottle age. Not bad for the price.

Cigar box aromas with cherries and black fruit. A bit stalky and green suggests it could use a bit of bottle age. Not bad for the price.

1 person found it helpfulAug 1st, 2015