We sat down with a Sonoma Coastian the other evening. A Cabernet from a promising county and a well respected year, known its for toasty qualities. For cabernets in this price range, it really could go either way; which we love to discover, and discover we did.
2010 Olema Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County – $16
A deep, granite and candied nose with a great deal of floridity. In the mouth the Olema has a noticeably thin appeal: a sweet front, a powdery back end full of tannins. However there was nothing to be found in the middle of this wine. You could say the wine lacked interest, and didn’t know where exactly to go with itself. It had a lost taste that bored by the end of the bottle. Characteristically, this is a weak example of Cabernet Sauvingnon.