Review: 2009 Mossback Cabernet Sauvignon Chalk Hill
It’s rare to find such an affordable Cab from a reputable area. Mossback (a slang term for a farmer) makes a variety of wines, including this Cabernet sourced entirely from the Chalk Hill AVA, in and around Sonoma’s Russian River Valley. The blend is 77% Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon and 23% Chalk Hill Merlot.
The wine exhibits straightforward plum character, with black currant, and touches of leather and tobacco. Bright on the finish, it’s young but drinking just fine today. Overall a simple but a perfect pick at this price.
B+ / $25 / crewwines.com
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