2009 Rutherford Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Flavors blackberry and blueberry fruit are nicely wound up in a succulent texture of super-fine tannins.
This wine has gorgeous color, its deep plum core with a magenta rim showing excellent extraction. Despite its youth, this wine is already showing beautiful fat blackberry fruit and cassis aromatics with ample minerality and hints of cinnamon spice hinting there is plenty of complexity to come. On the palate blackberry and blueberry fruit are nicely wound up in a succulent texture of super-fine tannins (almost imperceptible they are so well integrated) finishing with red currants, blueberry pie and vanilla. Very classical Napa styling on this wine and while it’s fairly primary now, it shows beautiful integration and blossoms nicely with good complexity after an hour in the decanter or an overnight decant (pour the wine into a decanter for an hour and then pour back into the bottle and cork until the following evening).
Flavors: Blackberry, Blueberry, Cassis, Cinnamon, Currant, Mineral, Plum, Tannins, Vanilla