J. Wilkes Paso Robles Highlands Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
|Region||California, Central Coast, Paso Robles|
Mellow aromas of black cherry, light licorice, crushed rocks and tar show on the nose of this bottling. Strong asphalt elements wrap the palate, where black-plum, violet and blueberry flavors grow riper toward the finish.
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles Highlands District is a bold, pungent wine. Savory herbs, tobacco and cedar add a strong aromatic presence. Although a very good wine, the Cabernet is not quite as compelling as the other wines in the range, while the savory style is on the edge of being distractingly vegetal.
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles Highlands District (95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Lagrein) reveals a deep purple/plum color as well as juicy notes of Bing cherries, leafy herbs, and cedary oak. Firm, slightly dry and chewy on the palate, I'd recommend giving this 2-3 years to let the tannins integrate and hope for the best.