Friday, July 10, 2015

Old Soul 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi

After our grand finale fireworks display finished, and the girls stopped dancing with their sparklers, our Fourth of July party-goers still wanted more. To entertain our guests, we had a bottle of Cava, a Napa Valley Cab and a Sonoma Pinot Noir – even some Sangria – but a party atmosphere prevailed.
I threw a couple more logs on the fire and brought this bottle out to the patio. We previously reviewed the Old Soul Pinot Noir and Pure Red blend. I was favorably impressed. This bottle uncorked another surprise – there’s pretty good Cabernet in Lodi too.
Since this is Lodi, Zinfandel does work its way into the picture. The Old Soul Cab is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Merlot. This blend makes for wonderful smoothness and a moist kiss of berry flavors. The alcohol level is 13% and so it is more refined than some with more alcohol.
The wine is aged in American and French oak, but the tannins are soft and relaxed. The grapes have been family farmed for five generations and the care is evident in the final product.
I do have a complaint. I stepped inside for a few moments to chat and share some photos from a recent trip. When I went back to the patio to refill my glass, Green Dragon and her girlfriends had drained the bottle!
Perhaps a wine can be too smooth and tasty!
Full disclosure: We received this wine as a marketing sample.

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