United States → California → Santa Barbara County → Santa Ynez Valley
esbrown reviewed Brander Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Ynez Valley Reserve 2004 on December 30, 2007
The flagship of the Brander lineup is the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Santa Ynez Valley. Big, chewy and boisterous, this Cab had everything you could want in a robust red- tannins, acidity, fruit, earth, spice and length. Black currant, cedar and rosemary aromas led to a palate that was at once big, refined and rich but not overwhelming. The finish was long and chewy, with enough tannin to suggest five years or more of bottle age would turn this baby into a work of art.