Seeing Red This Time of Year

January 22, 2015

The Drunken Cyclist

2011 Eagle Glen Cabernet Sauvignon: Retail $25. 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot. As far as I could determine, this is the initial vintage of this wine and is clearly a solid first effort. A bit of green and white pepper and cassis on the nose. Initially a bit thin, but with some time, an increase in depth. A solid wine that might benefit from a little time. Made from Napa fruit and in a “classic” cabernet style (more food friendly than in your face fruit), this is a wine that would excel on the table with a hearty meal—perhaps a lamb stew or beef stroganoff. Very Good. 87-89 Points.