Meridian 1996 Coastal Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (California)

This wine has very dark flavor characteristics, and is almost completely dominated by the oak barrels (40% American) in which it's been aging for 33 months. That's a long time, and American oak has strong aromas and flavors, perhaps too strong. The tannins are pretty and supple, and the fruit that's buried under all that wood seems lovely, but this wine should have been released two years ago.

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