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 /

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  1. Dusty September 28, 2012 / 10:37 am

    First time commenter here. I just wanted to say that I love the site (and the site’s name). I’ll also be giving this Mossback a try if I can find it. Thanks!

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