Maker: Beaulieu Vineyard, Sonoma, California
Packaging: Bottle, natural cork
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Our Rating: 8.5 out of 10
BV Coastal Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 brings to mind one word: “juicy”. This cab’s nose features ripe berry notes with hints of vanilla and spice. The flavor offers blackberry, raspberry, chocolate, and cherry notes, with spice and oak playing a lesser role. The peppery notes come on stronger in the finish. In many ways, it resembles BV Coastal Estates Zinfandel, which we also found to be a “very berry” wine, albeit with a zin character.
The Beaulieu Vineyard website describes their Cabernet Sauvignon as “very easy to drink” – we can heartily agree with that statement. This wine’s fruity but moderately complex character makes it the kind of wine lots of people can appreciate.