Hector Wine Company Cabernet Sauvignon 2015: $30 Very Good to Very Good+

Not much Cabernet Sauvignon is grown in the Finger Lakes, and the resulting wines can be disappointing.  The cool climate of the Finger Lakes is not always appealing to this grape.  When a tasty and well made example hits the wine shop shelves, one must take notice.  The Hector Wine Company Cabernet Sauvignon (Seneca Lake, Finger Lakes, NY) 2015 $30 [Very Good to Very Good+] is a svelte and appealing wine, very well made, with good flavor concentration and the capacity to age.  Drink it with dinner.

Medium ruby/garnet in color, svelte and sexy aromas of black currant, tart cherry, vanilla, smoke and graphite are very appealing.  Full bodied, with average acidity and moderately intense fine grained tannins, the HWC has a satiny mouth feel.  Balance is very good.  Flavors of black currant, tart cherry, vanilla, peppery spice, and hints of tar and licorice are impressively pure with very good focus.  The finish is of-a-piece with good length.  September 2017


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