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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Napa Cabernet Savignon

Wine 101: Vineyard land in Napa is growing scarce and expensive so vintners are specializing in Cab-the grape best suited for the valley and the one with an exceptional track record.
Try these....
Villa Mt. Eden Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2005.(under $20)
-more like merlot with a touch of bell pepper taste (characteristic of the grape)

Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2005.(under $30)
-licorice along with classic Cab note of cherry.

Chapellet Winery Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2006. (under $50)
-sweet fruit accented by dark chocolate.

The Splurge
Rubicon Estate Rubicon Rutherford 2005 (over $100)
-Big and beautiful. Don't rush it. It will taste even better in 5 years.