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Yarden CS 2003

by Neil B » Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:25 am

I tasted a bottle of my Yarden CS 2003 the other day. I found it rather overpowering as did two other people at my table. I am not sure how describe if it was too much oak or something else. Will this mellow with age or is it just a matter of taste?
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Re: Yarden CS 2003

by Daniel Rogov » Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:11 pm

Neil, Hi and Welcome to the Forum.....

In my most recent tasting, I noted that the 2003 Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon showed "generous but gentle wood influence". As seen in my tasting note below, I also suggested that the wine would be at its best only starting in 2009 and then until 2014. Considering the fine balance of the wine, I would suggest that the wood will indeed recede in the future, that showing the fruits to better effect.

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Yarden, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003: Aged in French oak for 18 months and showing generous but gentle wood influence. Soft mouth-coating tannins support generous blackberry, black cherry and plum fruits and, on the long finish, hints of Oriental spices and a light herbal-tobacco sensation. Best 2009–2014. Score 93. K
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Re: Yarden CS 2003

by Ran S » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:31 am

Hi,
Had it not too long ago. I found the wine delicious when aired 1.5 hours (after lowring to the shoulder).
But overall, it had black fruit and ripe plum all over the place. A bit chunky and less elegant than desired. Long, sweet tannins. Oak felt. 2008-2014. 90-91.

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Re: Yarden CS 2003

by Menachem S » Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:29 pm

Daniel, would you please be so kind as to put the notes for the 2004 and the 2005 here as well?

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Re: Yarden CS 2003

by Daniel Rogov » Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:56 pm

Menachem, Hi....

With pleasure. The notes follow.

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Yarden, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005: Brooding dark ruby-red, full-bodied, with near-sweet tannins and spicy oak wrapped around black currants, berries, spices and a hint of dark chocolate. Look as well for enchanting hints of citrus peel and vanilla on the long finish. Fine balance and structure bode well for the future. Best 2010–2018. Score 92. K

Yarden, Cabernet Sauvignon, Elrom Vineyard, 2004: Full-bodied, with still-firm tannins and spicy wood well on the way to integrating and already showing elegance and finesse. Look for layer after layer of currant, blackberry and wild berry fruits, those supported beautifully by notes of cedar, sage and tar, all leading to a near-sweet fruity finish that lingers on and on. Approachable now but best 2010–2016. Score 94. K
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Re: Yarden CS 2003

by Menachem S » Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:05 pm

Thanks - can I have the regular 2004 note as well?

Sorry for not being clear

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Re: Yarden CS 2003

by Daniel Rogov » Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:57 am

Menachem, Hi....

The tasting note for the wine in question follows.

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Yarden, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2004: Dark, almost impenetrable garnet, with generous wood in fine balance with acidity and fruits. Opens to show currants and crushed berries, those yielding to cranberries, ripe purple plums and dark chocolate, all on a background of spices, asphalt and earthiness. Drink now–2016. Score 92. K

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