Cenyth is a Sonoma County bottling from Jackson Family Wines, a Bordeaux style wine that offers a wildly different composition every year. For 2010 it’s 54% merlot, 34% cabernet franc, and 12% cabernet sauvignon. This wine is drinking very old – it feels like something from the turn of the century, not just five years ago — with strong balsamic notes, heavy earth and mushroom – very old world in structure. Aged fruit notes endure, along with some black pepper and clove elements. The finish is a bit watery and, sadly, played out.
Pretty label, at least.
C+ / $60 / cenythwines.com
- Blind Tasting with Karl Wente
- Review: Wines of Mark Ryan Winery, 2016 Releases
- Review: 2011 Mt. Brave Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder
- Tasting Report: Wines of Howell Mountain 2015