$150, 4 stars, cabernet sauvignon, california, Napa, napa cabernet
We went over to Keef and Arty’s for a Christmas Tree unravelling party the other night. It’s a lot more fun taking it down when there are others to help and some alcohol to boot! This bottle has been cellared nicely for many years and it was drinking en pointe.
Opaque dark ruby. Cassis, chocolate powder, blackberry compote, earthy dust, charcoal, rich blueberry, vanilla. Very smooth with fully resolved tannins, medium (+) acidity and a lovely mouthfeel. Medium bodied with a good length finish that has a mineral streak alongside the rich fruit flavors. This wine is at peak, and needs to be drunk sooner rather than later. Lovely stuff that’s hard to put down. 92 points and 4 stars for this treat that runs $150 new. Salut….