The Sum

Another catch-up tasting note; I had this at Terry B’s in Dexter last week.  It’s an intricate label, and I wish my pictures had come out better (Chad, your photobomb was blurred out – no worries!)

The Sum has a great pedigree – one of the winemakers is Tuck Beckstoffer, son of famed Napa grower and vintner Andy Beckstoffer. The wine is 75% Cab, with Syrah and Petite Sirah to finish off the blend.

The Sum Red (2011) California

20140415_173055Color: straight ruby red.

Aroma: a jammy and spicy nose.

Taste: cherry and kirsch, not too tight. Good acidity and balance, which is a challenge in Cabernet from California if the vineyard location, the breed of grape, and the weather aren’t in sync.

Nice overall; a good deal for a restaurant pour.


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