2007 Hook & Ladder The Tillerman – Sonoma

51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot, and 10% Sangiovese.   Interesting… I haven’t tried this blend!   Mmm, smells very bold.   Some definite pepper, some sweet dark berries and mulch.   For the record, I LIKE the smell of mulch  :-)   Big cherries on the finish, a little bit of pepper and this definitely finishes dry – must be that Sangiovese sneaking in!   I got that woody mulch smell on the nose but didn’t get any toast on the finish – just gobs of tart cherries.   This would be a great BBQ wine, bring on the ribs!



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