This is a sleeper. Very smooth, tastes like a very expensive wine. Made by the Culinary Institute of America folks
I had this wine yesterday at a restaurant in the Bronx, and I loved it. Went to my wine store today and he is ordering a case. This was the house cabernet which blew my mind because is was so smoothe.
At first this wine has an odor that makes you think it is not worth the even great price, but, let it breath or decant and you have a really great tasting and smooth wine with a great finish.
Aromas of vanilla and cream soda. Dark and mysterious at the start, a quick swirl brings this wine alive with blackberry, vanilla, and jam aromas. Lush and juicy on the palate and loaded with sweet berry fruit.
Wine Maker Notes
Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is an independent, not-for-profit college offering bachelor's and associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts as well as certificate programs in culinary arts and professional wine studies. The college has campuses in New York (Hyde Park), California (The CIA at Greystone, St. Helena), and Texas (San Antonio). In addition to its degree and certificate programs, the CIA offers courses for professionals and food enthusiasts.