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A Fruity Cabernet from Bin 36

By Brian @WineInMyGlass

Wine LabelI recently picked up this wine at Dolce Vita Wine Shop in Chaska, Minnesota because it was their “nickel sale” wine. Since Cabernet Sauvignon is one of my favorite varietals, it seemed like a fairly safe choice, even though I knew nothing about the producer. I’ve also learned that just about any wine this shop sells will be a decent wine.

A bit of research on this wine reveals that this wine, although produced in California, was originally developed for the Bin 36 restaurant in Chicago.

I’m getting fruit (cherries and strawberries), spice (white pepper), and oak (vanilla) on the nose. It’s a very fragrant wine.

The palate starts with cherries and berries, with some nice spice mid-palate. There’s some vanilla on the finish along with smooth tannins and good acidity.

I really enjoy all the fruit in this wine, and the wine has enough other flavors and aromas to keep my interest. It is well-balanced, too.

This gets an “Excellent” rating.

Wine Details
Producer: Bin 36
Vintage: 2009
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 14.5% ABV
My Rating: Excellent
Price: $15.75 on the Bin 36 website

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