Saturday, September 28, 2019

Napa Cabs!

Always one of Napa's most impressive 2nd Wines.
2016 Dominus “Napanook”....$79.99
This is a flamboyant red that offers hazelnuts, dark berries and a hint of chocolate. Full-bodied with round and soft tannins. So fresh. So rich, enticing and layered. A blend of 84 per cent cabernet sauvignon, nine per cent petit verdot and seven per cent cabernet franc. Delicious now. Drink or hold
Rated 96/100 James Suckling

I still remember the first time I was able to taste Etude Cabernet, it was the release of the 1997 Vintage and while we were only allocated 6 bottles, it was on my early wine drinking bucket list, so as the newly installed Wine Buyer at what was then just “The Cheese Place” on Forsyth I made the executive decision to sell myself a bottle. Needless to say the wine left an impression and having tasted the 2014 this past week, it seems they haven't missed a beat. This is seriously good Napa Cabernet--Aaron

2014 Etude Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon....$75.98
The deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is intense, expressive and open for business with exuberant blackberry and blueberry notes plus hints of cedar, dried herbs, violets, pencil shavings and menthol. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a soft, rich decadence about it, with nice smooth tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with satisfying toasty notes.
Rated 93+/100 The Wine Advocate

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