Wednesday Night Taste, July 16, 2014 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm

2012 Force of Nature Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Force of Nature Cabernet Sauvignon

Big reds tonight at The Wine Gallery, Force of Nature, Jeff Runquist and Reynolds Family Winery battle it out tonight. Which is your favorite big red opened this evening? Stop in for a taste or two and let your taste buds battle it out for which is the best of the big reds this evening.

2011 Runquist Primitivo, Nostro Vino Vineyards, Amador County, California

Carmine-purple color of medium depth. The aromas are of red currants, cherries, and red raspberries. There are also hints of pastry spice; nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla. On the palate succulent red fruit flavors mingle with those of mocha, toast and well seasoned oak. This is a plush red wine; the tannins are mature and well balanced which makes for a soft smooth finish. ~winemakers notes

2012 Force of Nature Cabernet Sauvignon, Mossfire Ranch, Paso Robles, California

Very deep garnet in color with a hint of purple, the Force of Nature 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon has pronounced notes of ripe black cherry and currant with some tar, mint, licorice and roasted coffee beans. Full-bodied with firm grainy tannins and crisp acid, it has plenty of expressive dark berry fruit and earth flavors, finishing long and lingering notes of cloves and anise. Drink it now to 2020+. ~R Murray

2010 Runquist Cabernet Sauvignon, Rancho Sarco Vineyard, Napa, California

A lively purple color of moderate depth and youthful garnet hues. The aroma’s leading actors are black currants and cedar with supporting roles provided by graphite and mint. A bouquet originating from two years of aging in deeply toasted French oak barrels provides a background of dark chocolate for the dense black fruits. Bright flavors of black cherry, juniper, and cassis are delivered on a lean texture that makes a smooth transition to a seamless finish that contains nuances of smoked wood and chalky dust. The tradition of balancing just the right amount tannins with the wine’s flavor and depth continues. ~winemakers notes

2004 Reynolds Family Winery ‘Persistence’ red wine, Napa, California

cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot and Syrah
Big and luscious! This hearty Napa red blend delivers some major league fruit with flavors of Bing cherries, deep blueberries, dark chocolate and a shot of exotic spices.

2010 Reynolds Family Winery ‘Persistence’ red wine, Napa, California

Purple black color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate covered blueberries, creamy mocha, and delicate peppery spices with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy, sour cherry, nut, cedar, and sweet spice accented finish. Great structure and vibrancy.

WINE TASTE GLASS BOTTLE
2011 Runquist Primitivo, Nostro Vino Vineyards, Amador County, California $     3.25 $     8.00 $   29.00
2012 Force of Nature Cabernet Sauvignon, Mossfire Ranch, Paso Robles, California $     2.75 $     7.00 $   25.00
2010 Runquist Cabernet Sauvignon, Rancho Sarco Vineyard, Napa, California $     4.25 $ 10.25 $   38.00
2004 Reynolds Family Winery ‘Persistence’ red wine, Napa, California $     6.25 $ 15.75 $   60.00
2010 Reynolds Family Winery ‘Persistence’ red wine, Napa, California $     6.25 $ 15.75 $   60.00
Flight $ 22.75