My Rating 89 Points.
Ok. It’s Friday, isn’t it? Time for some Napa Cabernet…
Dark ruby/Inky in color with a thin, dark ruby rim.
Tight on the nose, with blackberries, blueberries, cherries, licorice, figs, cloves, earth, leather, cherries, oak, smoke, eucalyptus, chocolates, vanilla, herbs, spices and black pepper.
Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Bone dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, earth, leather, black tea, coffee, tobacco, heavy cola and peppercorn.
Medium plus in finish with firm, bold tannins and spices.
This is a good quality Cabernet Sauvignon, Single Vineyard, from Mt. Veeder in Napa Valley.
Still young, and wouldn’t open up even after 3 hours. Needs a few more years in the bottle.
Not fully balanced yet, but complex and definitely drinkable.
I wish the nose would give out some, but the palate was pleasant. Better with food right now, but I’m sure that in a few years, this would be a great sipping wine.
I Paired it with filet mignon and roasted potatoes.
Grapes are grown in Mount Vedder, on gravely soil, and are hand harvested.
14.5 % alcohol by volume.