Oakville is the first “Single Appellation” wine from Gain Bay and it starts the New Year with a real “BANG” – one would say 2009 vintage? Yes, it is young, only 11 months in oak, but the owner was so excited he had to release it now. We poured it at our “Holiday Tasting” and the crowd was very pleased – they ordered a lot!
On the nose one encounters a slight minerality but plums and cherry emerge plentiful. On the palate this youngster really shines. It is silky, smooth with a velvet-like texture. Loaded with cassis, plum and black stone fruit flavors that jump out of the glass. The finish is complex – even for such a young wine. The modest tannins only require this wine to breathe for an hour or two to fully show its true self.
Gain Bay 2009 “Oakville” Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Retail $30.00 – GGWC $26.99 FULL CASE $24.99