The B Side Cabernet Sauvignon is a deeply concentrated, inky color in the glass. Vibrant aromas of blackberry compote, mocha, vanilla, sweet leather and lavender are pronounced on the nose. The fleshy, fruit-forward palate is packed with flavor including juicy fruit, cassis, melted chocolate and hints of Blackstrap molasses. The deep, dark fruit note is a solid line throughout and comes from the beginning all the way to the end of the wine. The tasty French oak frames the wine with ripe, round tannins underpinning the overall structure. The wine is aged for 14 months with 40% of the blend in new French oak barrels (Francois Frere & Radoux) while the remaining balance is in seasoned French oak. This wine is deep and brooding with layers of aromas and flavors, well-structured with smooth tannins and a noticeably, lengthy finish.
Wine EnthusiastThis wine is carried by baking spice and black cherry aromas. The full-bodied palate brings bright berry and cherry flavors and a good layer of fine-grained tannins that complement the firm acidity.
Wine SpectatorPlump and juicy, with ripe red and black fruit flavors that succeed in delivering a versatile yet solid drink. Drink now. 18,000 cases made.