Dani Gold Cabernet Sauvignon Review
If I had read the winemaker’s pedigree I wouldn’t have been so surprised by how much I really liked this Cab. We shared it with friends and paired it with good old-fashioned spaghetti and meatballs.
Wine review by: Jessyca Frederick |
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About this Wine
Wine: 2017 Dani Gold Cabernet Sauvignon
Blend: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Syrah, 2% Petit Verdot
Cases produced: 1,200
I consumed it: September 2022
My source: The Gold Wine Club by Gold Medal Wine Club
Wine color/style: Red wine
Grape variety or blend: Cabernet
Tasting notes: Cherry, Cassis, Smooth tannin
Other characteristics: Small production
Dani Gold Cabernet Sauvignon: What I think
Sometimes that new winery you’ve never heard of, that’s buying fruit from undisclosed wine regions and labeling under “California” just doesn’t sound like that great of a deal. Unless of course the consulting winemaker for that wine is Molly Lippitt —who has worked alongside Heidi Barrett, Philipe Melka, and Julien Fayard. She also held the position of winemaker at Volker Eisele, Moone-Tsai, Paradigm, and Duckhorn.
If I had read the winemaker’s pedigree I wouldn’t have been so surprised by how much I really liked this Cab. We shared it with friends and paired it with good old-fashioned spaghetti and meatballs. The cherry, cassis, and soft tannins made the pairing perfect alongside a rich homemade tomato sauce.
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