My Favorite Neighbor Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
|Region||California, Central Coast, Paso Robles|
|Brand||My Favorite Neighbor|
The 2019 vintage of My Favorite Neighbor is a crowd pleaser. This Cabernet shows elegant aromas of cassis, black raspberries, cinnamon spice and nutmeg. The palate opens softly with luscious, dark fruit notes, seamlessly coasting to a lengthy finish of blackberry compote and espresso. Enjoy this Cabernet with backyard BBQ and grilled vegetables, but most importantly enjoy with friends!
The 2019 My Favorite Neighbor features a complex nose of red cherry, currant, and raspberry along with wild herbs, violets, and just a hint of toasted marshmallow. On the palate, generous flavors of black cherry, ripe plum, and fig compote is joined by notes of medium roast coffee and crème brûlée. The extremely long and mineral finish is characterized by a hefty structure and luxurious, silky tannins.
Blend: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 8% Petite Sirah, 3% Syrah, 1% Malbec
RP96 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Blended with a bit of Syrah and Petit Verdot, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep ruby-purple color and an alluring fragrance of cassis, violet, aniseed, bitter chocolate and coffee beans. It's notable this vintage for Goldilocks ripeness and seamless lift, offering a chocolate-like texture and very long finish.
JD95 Jeb Dunnuck
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is more elegant and focused, with medium to full-bodied aromas and flavors of cassis, redcurrants, green tobacco, and cedary spice. I love its texture, it has ripe, polished tannins, plenty of sweet fruit, and a great, great finish, all while staying in a relatively compact, and again, elegant package. As I’ve written in the past, it would cost three to four times the price from Napa. It’s worth noting the change in appellation from Paso Robles to San Luis Obispo County, which probably allows for a wider range of fruit.