Winery: Richard Bruno
Wine Name/Vineyard: Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle size: 750 ml
Region: Paso Robles
State or country: California
Cases produced: N/A
The Barrel Cellar Score: 86 points
Review date: Feb 27, 2019
About the Winemaker: By his own account, Richard Bruno has been making wine over the last 20 years. He has previously been a wine maker for some well-known and established wineries. He is now an independent wine maker with a small lot philosophy trying to develop his own brand.
Color: Antique ruby
Nose: Cranberry, strawberry jam, smoke, black olive
Taste: Cherry, cranberry, plum, black pepper, and vanilla. Finish black pepper, currants, and oak.
Assessment: At first glance, this Cabernet Sauvignon looks almost like a Pinot Noir; it’s light in color and body. Looks can be deceiving – this wine is bold, jammy, and boasts an extensive flavor profile. The tannic structure of this wine is pleasant, but I’d prefer if the acidity were dialed back. Decanting the wine helped soften the acidity, but a year or two of aging wouldn’t hurt either. I would not age the wine much beyond a couple of years.
The value on this offering is about right at $24. I purchased this wine at a discount utilizing the same offer I have for you below, or you can buy a single bottle here.
Pairing recommendation: Pair with a smoked soft cheese, a ribeye steak, or a pack of Rolos.
Richard Bruno 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is a good wine. 86 points