CLONE 5 CABERNET SAUVIGNON - 2006
13.5% alcohol, Alexander Valley, Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot blend.
Deep cherry-red color with a bonfire-esque nose of smoke and BBQ oak. Medium to full-bodied with licorice, vanilla and black fruit on the mid-palate and black cherry candy on the finish.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
Nowhere near as good as the 2005, but decent for $20 California Cabernet. Lacks the complexity and nuances I had hoped for.