100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Livermore Valley, California.
Sample submitted for review. SRP of $15 and available for as low as $9.
From the bottle:
"Roots. Rocks. Intrigue. My Great-Grandfather, James Concannon began handcrafting outstanding wines in 1883. Concannon Vineyard Clones 07 and 08 have been widely recognized by wine industry leaders for having set the standard of excellence for Cabernet Sauvignon. By placing vineyards into conservancy it ensures wines will continue to be crafted for future generations. We believe preservation of vineyard and agricultural lands protects our quality of life.
Our Conservancy Cabernet Sauvignon is full-bodied, rich with black cherry and vanilla-oak flavors. Subtle spice and just a hint of chocolate mingle in the smooth finish. Enjoy with your favorite cut of beef or cheese.
Enjoy a glass and be part of the legacy!
Concannon Vineyard has been a favorite here at The Reverse Wine Snob ever since we tasted their wonderful Petite Sirah. They followed that up recently with their new Petite Sirah based blend,Crimson & Clover, which we also thoroughly enjoyed. Based on this history, we opened today's Cabernet Sauvignon with high expectations. Can they go 3 for 3?
The 2009 Concannon Conservancy Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon begins with a great aroma of plum, black cherry, baking spice, a little nutmeg and vanilla. The wine tastes of dark, rich fruit and has soft tannins. There is also a little bit of pepper, leather and some earthiness that nicely balances out the fruit. Some good spice kicks in on the finish and the dark fruit flavors go on and on. Another fine wine from Concannon Vineyard.
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