Wellington – Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

  • Basic info: Wellington Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County, CA, 2008.
  • Type: Red
  • Price estimate: No clue. We had this one for a few years and just got around to opening it.
  • Look: Very dark red with tinges of brown at the edges. Opaque. Legs were bubbly, but very present.
  • Smell: Blackberry and blueberry with mineral.
  • Taste: Mineral taste up front. I said very little tannin, Bob called medium to high tannin. Dark fruit with a coffee aftertaste.
  • Conclusions: Ok at best. We drank a glass each, but neither of us had a desire to go back for a second glass or even pour a glass the next day. I think the wine had oxidized a little and while it wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t good either.
  • Other notes: We ended up getting this bottle a few years ago either from Woot or an online wine club that we tried (and didn’t keep). We had a few bottles of it and I really didn’t like it the first time I tried it, which is why this bottle sat in the house for so long. We decided to try it again, and while it was better than I remember, I still don’t care for it.
  • From the bottle: No tasting notes on the bottle and the winery doesn’t have notes for this year anymore. 13.7% alcohol by volume.

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