Koi Zen Cellars Baby B2 2017

We had the pleasure of tasting a local San Diego winery, Koi Zen Cellars in Carmel Mountain. The 2017 Baby B2 is a Bordeaux style blend of 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Malbec and 26% Cabernet Franc. Cabernet rules!

We popped the cork and let the wine decant for two hours, tasting it at 30 min intervals just in case it was ready to drink early, you never know. With each half hour sample the wine started to open up with the fruity aromas of black fruit, blueberries, blackberries and black currant.

Now we get a chance to let the taste buds take over! Fruit forward, juicy fruit that lingers the whole time as the wine rolls over your palate. The finish is long with just a hint of vanilla. This wine has the characteristic of Paso Robles wines that make them just enjoyable to drink with no restrictions. I feel that this wine will be even better in 2-3 years when the tannins relax and juicy fruit mellows, then boy oh boy, you have a killer Bordeaux blend!

We suggest that you make time on your busy weekend to relax for a couple of hours and enjoy some of the amazing wines being produced in San Diego by Koi Zen Cellars.

About myredwineguys

My red wine guys, Jim and Rich, have been drinking and comparing red wines together for the last 10 years. We drink reds exclusively (except for champagne during New Year’s Eve celebration's or special occasions). In our search to find the best red wine for the buck, we are constantly buying and drinking a variety of reds. Frequently, we see many of our favorite reds increase in price (making them impractical to buy and consume with the dismal economy). This motivates us to try and compare lesser known reds from a variety of wineries. We are constantly telling our friends where to buy and save on these great reds. One weekend over a bottle of red wine (of course), we decided to share our recommendations with the world via a blog (with the support of our wives who really think this is another way for us to drink more red wine). We are going to be making road trips up the coast and sharing our opinions on some great California Reds. Jim is a retired Navy Senior Chief now working as a Navy Technical Rep. His world travels have given him the opportunity to taste wines on different continents. He finds himself often comparing them to his favorite region – Napa Valley’s Oakville/Rutherford districts that produce some of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon's. Richard is a musician who grew up in Santa Maria with a family rich with red wine tradition. According to the family legends, his grandfather used to make wine out of grapefruit when grapes were not available. He grew up drinking and making wine with his father and other Italian families in the central coast, long before there were grape vines in the area. In fact, the reason his family located to California was to make wine! Thank you for visiting our site! We hope you enjoy a glass of exceptional red wine soon!
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