Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2009 The Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon presents intense cassis and blackberries aromas with hints of pencil shavings, cloves and bay leaf. Medium-full bodied, it has a medium level of grainy tannins, lively acidity and mouth-filling, very pure berry flavors, finishing long. Drink it now through 2016.
Firm in texture, with sweet berry flavors and a wave of green pepper on the finish, smoothing out as this lingers effusively. Drink now through 2014. 4,500 cases imported. –HS
Opaque ruby. Cherry and dark chocolate on the nose, with a touch of singed plum and a sneaky tobacco quality. Ripe and ample, with deep dark fruit flavors that could use a bit more definition. The smooth finish offers lingering, slightly jammy dark fruits and good cling.
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