B. R. Cohn Gold Label Cabernet Sauvignon 750ML
I had a chance to sample one of these blends recently, the B.R. Cohn Gold Label Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s been a while since I’ve had a Cab (or even any wine from California) and I’d forgotten how much I enjoy one that’s got a complex array of dark fruit and spice notes. The B.R. Cohn Gold Label Cabernet has rich notes of black cherry, blackberry, and plum and finished smooth with a hint of chocolate. It’s bold and (at 14.5% alcohol) strong, but not overpowering. My measure of likability is how it gets me in the jaw, and this one did not; it was smooth and enjoyable. Too enjoyable; I had to remind myself of its strength on the second pour. The Gold Label Cab is the big brother to the vineyard’s Silver Label Cab, popular and highly rated as an “entry-level” and affordable wine.