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Gary’s Notes: Very interesting backstory on winemaker Don Brady. With a degree in horticulture from Texas Tech, he cut his teeth in—of all places—Texas. Today his day job is with Robert Hall Winery in Paso where he was named “Winemaker of the Year” in 2006 by the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance. During his watch, Robert Hall was named the top winery in the state when it won “Golden Winery” honors at the 2010 California State Fair. He makes wine under his own label from fruit grown in his family’s 24-acre vineyard in the Estrella Valley. Beyond the cab featured this month, he only makes petite sirah—just 250 cases—so a taste of that may be in your future!
Winery Tasting Notes: The 2009 Brady Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is big and bold, featuring deep crimson color and aromas reminiscent of blackberry, black currant and cassis with subtle notes of roasted vanilla and spice. On tasting, it shows opulent silky texture and juicy berry and bramble flavors that echo the aromas. The wine is luscious, full-bodied, balancing gentle acidity and just a hint of velvety oak that lengthens the finish. Enjoy by itself, or with smoked or roasted meats, sharp cheeses and with dishes with rich flavorful sauces.
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