Forefathers Cabernet is a bit unusual in that it is a single varietal from a single five and a half acre vineyard in Alexander Valley. Surprisingly, Forefathers doesn't refer to the lineage of the winemakers. Instead it refers to the the best appellation, or the forefather appellation, for that variety in the New World.
The label further elaborates that.....
Wine Enthusiast bestowed a well-earned 93 points on this complex, bone dry, full bodied Cabernet with rich black fruit aromas. No fumes, no barnyard. On the palate the predominate notes are black cherries and black currants. The wine exhibits a long, rounded, slightly tannic finish. It drinks well now (give it a moment to breath) but will improve over the next two to five years.
Any big bold Cabernet is just my game and this one gets an enthusiastic two thumbs up. Nicely done and you'll find it priced in the mid-thirties (American money).
You may want to share a spill with someone special by candlelight. The wine is a lovely accompaniment for mesquite grilled filet mignon, rack of lamb, or herb encrusted prime rib.
It also pairs nicely with a little Stan Getz.....
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