Blind Tasting Cabernet Stunner by Aaron Pott

Jericho Canyon Vineyards

My tasting group assembled some amazing 2009 Cabernets and Bordeaux blends, and the result was even more stunning.  Our line-up included:

  • Alpha Omega “To-Kalon” $140 (94 Parker)
  • Dominus $175 (94 WS)
  • Cimarossa “Rian” $ 85 (95+ Parker)
  • Anderson Conn Valley “Black Label” $125 (96 Parker)
  • Phelps “Insignia” $200 (93 WS)
  • Hall “Bergfeld” $99 (94 Parker)
  • Diamond Creek “Volcanic Hill” $175 (96 Parker)
  • Dunn Howell Mountain $109 (96+ Parker)
  • Buoncristiani $90 (94 Parker)
  • Barrett & Barrett $250 (95+ Parker)
  • Dancing Hares $150.00 (94 Parker/ 93 WS)
  • Caymus ”Special Select” $130 (93 WS)
  • Shafer One Point Five $75 (94 Parker)
  • Opus One $225 (93 WS)
  • Jericho Canyon.

Our group, 18 strong, gave Jericho Canyon 11 first, 6 second and 1 third place votes with an average price of $74.50, which is 50% over its actual cost!

Jericho Canyon Vineyards is located on the Northeast end of the Napa Valley surrounded by Mount St. Helena and the Palisades, on a site where grapes were planted pre-prohibition.  The entire production of this estate hovers around 1500 cases, thus qualifying for “boutique” status.  When you have Aaron Pott as your winemaker, one can only expect to find top notch wines.  The estate is planted to the five Bordeaux varietals and some Syrah, with the majority being Cabernet Sauvignon.

Jericho CanyonJericho Canyon 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon  “Jericho Block”
Retail 65.00 – GGWC 59.99 – FREE SHIPPING on SIX or more
Use discount shipping code “JERICHO09BL” during check out

A distinct blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Merlot all sourced from the lower elevation of the estate.  This wine jumps out of the glass with ripe black fruits, blackberry liqueur and espresso bean with captivating aromas of spice and black stone fruit.  Full and rich in body and lush on the palate this wine goes on forever ending with fine, integrated tannins.  This is one for the books!  Only 400 cases produced.

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