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Rupert Cabernet Sauvignon, Franc Shine in WS

In the August 31 issue (subscription required) James Molesworth of the Wine Spectator checks in with reviews of two outstanding 2009s from Anthonij Rupert:

92 Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Sauvignon Coastal Region 2009
A big, broad-shouldered style, with dark espresso, ganache and steeped plum notes layered with fig paste and smoldering tobacco details. The dense finish has ample grip, with juniper and alder accents hanging through the background. Best from 2015 through 2020. 2,000 cases made. –JM

92 Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Franc Coastal Region 2009
This has a rustic feel, with bittersweet cocoa and smoldering tobacco leaf notes coating the core of dark currant, steeped black cherry and licorice root flavors. A roasted alder edge lines the finish. A bit chewy, but shows ample guts and flesh, with an amplified varietal character. Drink now through 2020. 2,000 cases made. –JM

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