We’ve been a fan of wines from Noble Vines for quite some time (most recently reviewing their royally good 446 Chardonnay), a brand built on the premise of matching specific clones of grapevines to the areas most suited for them. As such each bottle carries the clone number of the vine it is produced from. (Clones are basically cuttings from a mother vine of a specific variety that while genetically identical have nevertheless developed characteristics unique to the area they are grown in.)
Today we not only have a review of the Noble Vines 337 Cabernet Sauvignon, but also exciting news about a new social community that has been created for fans of the brand! Read on for this special message sponsored by Noble Vines.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned since starting this site, it’s that people are passionate about wine and especially the wines they love. The wine industry, however, hasn’t always been very good about fostering and interacting with that passion from their consumers. Noble Vines is intent to change that with their new (free) social community offering a VIP experience to members.
The community, which just launched, offers a place for consumers to leave feedback and input; interact with the brand through surveys, challenges and activities; gain access to exclusive news; and even win exclusive brand-specific rewards! Currently Noble Vines is offering a free double-hinged corkscrew (my favorite type) just for completing a few fun activities. I encourage you all to check it out and make your voice heard. You can access the site here!
And now on to the review. The Noble Vines 337 Cabernet Sauvignon from Clay Station Vineyard, Lodi, California has an SRP of $15 and is available for as low as $10. 75,000 cases were produced. The wine was aged for several months in a mix of French and American oak and has a residual sugar of 3g/L. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
Not All Vines Are Created Equal
Noble Vines 337 is the most coveted Cabernet Sauvignon vine stock in Bordeaux, France. These rare vines are prized for their concentrated flavor and thrive in the red soils and cobblestones of our Lodi vineyard.
This wine exudes seductive aromas of mocha and dark cherry followed by intense flavors of ripe blackberry and spice. Enjoy with savory pasta, pot roast, thick steaks and creamy cheeses.
The 2012 Noble Vines 337 Cabernet Sauvignon begins with an excellent aroma full of black cherry, plum, chocolate, blueberry and a little spice. Tasting reveals tons of rich fruit, great spice and oak notes and wonderfully integrated vanilla, chocolate and even some caramel. As good as that sounds, the thing that jumps out most is the incredibly comforting, smooth, lush and creamy mouthfeel. It ends dry and very long with lingering coffee notes. When we reviewed the 2010 vintage a few years ago we declared it to be A Brilliant Burger Wine and the 2012 vintage definitely lives up to that same high standard. Highly Recommended!
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