2006 Cooper-Garrod Cabernet Sauvignon, George’s Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mountains Appellation, CA, $35 (S) – Rating 91
A truly satisfying Santa Cruz Cabernet from Cooper-Garrod. Round and full flavors of back cherry, blackberry, ripe plum, dark spice with notes of saddle leather and cedar. Enough supple tannins to add a good backbone. Decanting for about 30 minutes helped the wine to reach full potential.