2015 Westerly Cabernet Sauvignon

Year: 2015
Appellation: Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara
Country: USA-California
Wine Enthusiast: 92
California Grapevine: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.5%
Price :
$24.95

BRAND NEW RELEASE AND ONE STUNNING CABERNET VALUE. THESE GUYS HAVE GOT THEIR ACT TOGETHER, LET'S SUPPORT THEM!!...FYI: $40 AT THE WINERY!

"Black plum, violet, lilac and a hint of chocolate are well integrated on the tangy yet rich nose of this balanced effort by a winery that recently changed hands. The wine hits the palate with hefty black-cherry, blackberry and elderberry-jam flavors, proving thick and impressive atop chalky tannins." (WE)

"1. 2015 Westerly, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara ($40)-Medium-dark purplish ruby color; attractive, deep, ripe, earthy, dark plum, black cherry, and blackberry fruit aroma with hints of cassis, graphite, and dark chocolate; full body; forward, rich, ripe, deep, nicely balanced, red and black fruit flavors; full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Very appealing to taste now, though worthy of a few more years of aging. Very highly recommended. 15.5% alcohol; 1,250 cases; blended with 10% Malbec and 4% Merlot; released Fall 2018. (Group Score: 16.4 of 20 points, 2 of 6 first-place votes/2 seconds/0 thirds; My Score: 17 [91 of 100 points], second place) (CGV)