Sagebrush Annie's 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Stone Pine Estate

Sagebrush Annie’s 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon was produced from grapes grown in the Ventucopa region of Santa Barbara County, a little-known area about an hour north of Ojai on Highway 33. Here, Larry and Karina Hogan have quietly and consistently turned out Gold-Medal-winning Cabernet Sauvignons since 2004, but the 2009 vintage may be their best achievement to date. Aromas of candied black currants and candied violets complement the dark fruit notes on the nose, while polished flavors of dark berries, earth, and a hint of cardamom dominate the palate. Silky, fine tannins linger on the elegant, balanced finish. This is an excellent wine, and one that is especially hard to find [+]