Saturday, September 19, 2009
A look at Cannonball Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 California
We always enjoy taking a look at unique, boutique wines. Recently we came across a lovely Cabernet Sauvignon from Cannonball Wines in California.
Winemaker Dennis Hill is no new comer to the Industry. He made quite a "splash" as a Master winemaker and is responsible crafting Blackstone and Hayman and Hill wines . After tasting the Cannonball 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon , he is well on the way to having another hit.
Cannonball Cabernet is comprised of 77 % Dry Creek Cabernet, 15 % Petit Syrah , 5 % Petit Verdot and 3 % Syrah. This blend produces a big bold Cabernet with alot of fruit.
In the glass this medium to full bodied wine shows colors of deep crimson red and light garnet. On the nose hints of blackberry, strawberry, black cherry and coffee as well as spice treat our senses with an incredible burst of balanced fruit aromas . This is a big , bold Cabernet with flavors of black cherry, cranberry, black pepper and currant with cocoa on the mid pallet with a nice texture and smooth tannins combining for a long finish.
The Cannonball Cabernet 2006 from the Sonoma area is a wonderful , affordable wine from a legendary appellation that should be experienced. For more information on Cannonball wines please go to http://www.drinkcannonball.com