Wolffer Cassango Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
|Appellation||North Fork of Long Island|
Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon "Cassango" is 82% Cabernet Sauvignon from Pellegrini Vineyards and 18% Merlot from Leslie Alexander's Vineyard; aged for 20 months in a mixture of new (30%) and used (70%) French and American oak. It comes in at 13.5% alcohol. This is probably a pretty good year for Cabernet, relatively speaking. Nicely balanced and elegant, this is cool and composed, with nice texture and moderate tannins. There is a hint of char in the back, perhaps some herbaceousness, perhaps a touch of reduction. It should get better with time. It mostly blew off in an hour. This elegantly crafted Cabernet wasn't my favorite of the reds-the others seem more expressive, for one thing-but it is still very pretty.