I ordered this bottle on our recent Napa trip to pair up with Duck Confit. Three words come to mind when I think of this Napa Cabernet Sauvignon……. Atypical, amazing and obvious.
Atypical because this wine does not follow the Napa Cab profile. It offers delicious Napa fruit, but in a Bordeaux style, with cassis, tobacco and a hefty plum flavor. On the nose there is a huge amount of blue fruit. Fine grained tannins and a balanced acidity make this easy to drink, very smooth.
Amazing, because value for money this one is a home run. At $25 or less you are getting at least 91 points IMHO of excellence. This wine paired up to the duck with no effort, it would easily handle a juicy New York strip and I would even serve roasted chicken with it. Talk about versatile.
Obvious, well that stems from the fact that I was so impressed with this wine that I had to research it some more- the winemaking team behind Dominus make this as a second-second label. Now that I know the pedigree and the lineage, it resembles it’s big brother Dominus, but in a softer, more approachable way.
5 Stars for its value and flavors, 91 points as mentioned on its technical merit. I am on my way to the local store, hoping for a case or two….