Date Tasted: March 7, 2011
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Winery: Kokomo Winery
Region: Dry Creek Valley, California
Very dark ruby color, lightly paints the glass pink when swirled.
On the nose we get tart blueberry pie and dry fruit, such as prune and fig. There are also hints of toast and chocolate. A little herbaceous (leafiness/bell pepper) to it, but not overwhelming.
Nice balance of sweetness and acidity. Moderate tannins round out a nice overall mouthfeel on this wine. This wine really coats the tongue and leaves a nice lingering blackberry flavor.
Nice bottle for the $24 I paid on Wine Spies. I would expect this wine to get much better with 3–5 more years in the bottle. Would go well with roasted pork, pork chops or ribs off the grill.
Final Grade: B. A real pleasure for the price.
November 2, 2011 Update: I brought a bottle of the 2007 Kokomo Cab to a family function and everyone who tried it thoroughly enjoyed it. A couple times I heard “nice cab” and “good fruit.” Cheers.