Leese-Fitch Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


What defines a “cheap” wine? Because at $12, this California Cabernet was certainly not going to put a dent in your wallet. But in regards of flavors, Leese-Fitch winery made a wine that was anything but cheap. The aroma leaving the bottle captured my nose before I was even able to taste the liquid jewel. Hints of nutmeg and clove. Initially, the acidity and tartness hit me, but not in an overwhelming way. They balanced nicely with the black cherry and strawberry notes that touched my tongue.  It was warm, and full-bodied sliding down my throat. I liked the oaky and smokey characteristics that were not overly abundant but presented themselves upon the finish, reminiscent of the actual oak barrel. There was a slight lingering effect, but not too heavy; the dry tannins inched in towards the end. All around it was a smooth and delightful wine that perfectly accompanied a hearty spaghetti dinner.

4 out of 5 stars and a definite buy again!


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