Seconded to Las Vegas for a week of bootcamp, I picked up this Sonoma County California Cabernet to take back to the hotel for dinner with carry out bbq ribs. This was a pleasant surprise exceeding my expectations for a every day 'pizza wine' picked up at an off-strip liquor store. It actually was a good value QPR at under $20 and was ideal for the occasion.
Baus Family Vineyards must be an independent grower who sells bulk grapes to producers. According to the rear label, this is vinted and bottled by Great Domains and Estates in Hopland, CA. Hopland is a small rural town further north in Mendocino County on the Russian River, southeast of Ukiah.
This was dark ruby colored, medium-full bodied, nicely balanced, moderately firm structure, aromatic rich blackberry and black cherry fruits accented by spicy clove and hints of oak with moderate tannins on a smooth long finish.
RM 87 points.