With the cold weather around the country, I think a bottle of big bold Cabernet might be the solution. Here a few suggestions for your weekend reading!
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Pina 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon “Firehouse” Rutherford, Napa Valley
Retail 95.00 – GGWC 84.99 – Robert Parker 94 Points.
This is a real gem of a wine! The winemaker Anna Monticelli is not shy of making big, bold wines. She did so during her days at Seavey and Bryant Family! The current release might be one of the best efforts of Pina yet to date. As a matter a fact, I would say that the 94 Point rating is well below where I see this wine! RP: “The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon “Firehouse” from Rutherford has an even more multi-dimensional nose of sweet black cherries, black currants, and plum as well as hints of graphite and spice box. Saturated purple to the rim, it is hard not to resist the plush, full-bodied texture, with its beautiful purity of fruit and impressive integration of acidity, wood and alcohol. This is a relatively large-scaled Cabernet Sauvignon but one with grace and high quality. It will certainly develop for 5-6 years at the minimum and drink well for up to two decades.”
Relic 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon “Artefact” Napa
Retail $85.00 – GGWC $77.99 – 93 Points Robert Parker
2008 in Napa Valley yielded Cabernet Sauvignon with stunning upfront fruit and unctuous textures, IF the vineyard was managed with extreme attention to detail. We were careful and lucky enough to have done the work needed and now find ourselves with a gorgeous wine to present to you. The aromatics are ripe and fruity, with sweet spice and chocolate notes not far behind. The palate has great fruit and extract without being heavy and is framed by full, ripe tannins that coat the mouth, allowing the finish to blossom. 350 cases made. Review: Wine Advocate “The 2008 Artifact [sic] Proprietary Red (92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Syrah aged in 100% new French oak) reveals deep black currant notes intermixed with jus de viande, assorted herbs, pepper, crushed rock and licorice aromas. Deep, full-bodied, layered, impressively built as well as supple textured, this delicious, concentrated, full-bodied powerhouse reveals impressive texture and a long finish. It should drink well for 10-15+ years. – Robert Parker – 93 points”
Crocker Starr 07 Cabernet “Stone Place Cuvee” Napa
Retail 95.00 – GGWC $89.99 – 95+ Points Robert Parker
Robert Parker 95+ Points: “Perhaps the best wine I have ever tasted from Crocker & Starr is the 2007 Cabernet Stone Place. One hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in French oak, this 500- to 550-case cuvee from the organically managed Stone Place Vineyard is a dense ruby/purple color, with a classic nose of unsmoked cigar tobacco intermixed with blackberries, licorice, subtle barbecue smoke, and cassis. A gorgeous, full-bodied texture, excellent purity, and well-integrated acidity, wood, and tannin all make for a thrilling wine to drink over the next 15-20+ years. “
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