Saturday, August 13, 2011

William Knuttel Sonoma County Cabernet 08'

Naked Wine Review 79
Wine: Cabernet, blended with Malbec, Merlot, and Petit Verdot
Producer: William Knuttel
Vintage: 08'
Region: California>Sonoma County
Price: 22.00
Date tasted: 7/22/11
Place tasted: I'm trying to recall all the lovely wholesome details of the visit at the beginning of my journey a few weeks ago when this wine was so joyfully imbibed, but I can't concentrate over the cast and crew hanging out in the hotel room above me who right now this very minute are in the process of producing the most incredible porn movie EVER MADE! How weird is your August getting?
Serve with: Cher's Pesto & Sausage Lasagna
Appearance: Deep glowing purple over garnet.
On the snoot: a dark smoky bouquet with notes of cherry, and maybe just a little coriander.
Taste: Plum, cracked pepper, and anise lay down the foundation. Fine grain tannins provide a smooth ride through a lingering soft petal finish. Very nice.
Balance: Nicely balanced; sugar and acid share center stage while a gentle tannin and alcohol rhythm section cater to her lovely melody.
Comments: You could be sitting naked in the back of your car with a classy paper coffee cup full of Cabernet and your little Mac Book making stuff up that you kinda wish would happen during a three hour ferry line wait to return to your blessed island home. Maybe you'd rather be enjoying a wonderful lasagna dinner with friends and family, or just relaxing in your little cabin up in the middle of nowhere. Wherever you end up and whatever you feel like doing, this wine will go well with it. It's just a good solid anytime anywhere wine. So drink, enjoy, and be happy and free. 

Rating: 3.4 tipsys