2019 Kelly Fleming Estate Cabernet Sauvignon ~ California Wine & Wineries
Just being released in January of 2023, this wine made me remember why I joined the Kelly Fleming Wine Club. The wine stands in contrast to land which the grapes hail from, rough and steep hillsides. The wine is opulent, exquisite and refined from the first waft of aromas to the long lasting finish. First on the nose, red and black fruits abound along with a floral bouquet followed by blueberry being the most aromatic. The coloring is not as dark as I remembered, more of a crimson red and medium heavy viscosity. On the palate, raspberry and fresh firm plum provide an outline for the savory flavors. Secondary flavors of soft and mellow vanilla pipe tobacco and a modicum of cocoa swirls in the mouth. The finish with structure and velvety tannins surround each tooth and roof of the mouth claiming friendly dominance. The wine is 100% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon being aged in 85% new French oak barrels and 15% neutral oak for 20 months. 917 cases were produced and will be selling for $185/bottle.
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