Over 321 wines were entered in the 7th Cabernet Shootout.
All wines awarded Gold or Silver medals by the judging panels are detailed with notes and scores.
This year’s Cabernet Shootout judging panel of 26 men and 15 women had the pleasure of tasting Cabernets from 41 different appellations.
J Pilar 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Judges tasting notes:
Female: Dusty, mushrooms and cassis greet the senses and build on the palate with leather and cigar box spices. Pretty balance and texture. Nice acidity lifts the finish. 91
Male: Dry black cherry, spice, mint, wood, and dark spices (cloves and allspice) arise from the glass. Mouth filling dark fruit with savory back notes. Heavy yet soft tannins. 91
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