on Jan 15, 2009
I've always liked Conn Valley because the quality is there and the
price is right. This 06' Right Bank is no exception. This 70% Merlot,
30%Cabernet Franc blend is fashioned in the same vein as a Right bank
Bordeaux (hence the name)... Dark plum-ruby core. The nose exudes
Merlot characteristics of plum, blackberry, and light cardamon. Some
subtle herbaceous notes settle in after the fruit including bell pepper
and red cabbage. This wine is by no means 'vegital' however (Fruit is
still the dominant component) On the mid-palate it is smokey and
powerful with red plum, Asian spice, and nutmeg. Long and slightly tart finish.
Nice wine overall - I would give it a couple of years in bottle to evolve.
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