One of the best blends I have ever drank. Should hold up for a number of years. Very important to decant before consuming.
Classic, fruit forward Napa Valley meritage. Rich bouquet of berries, and just enough bell pepper to arouse an interest. Layers of more dark fruit, vanilla, and toasted oak precede a satisfying, but brief finish.
Tasted the 2004 prior tyo this with less impressive results. It would seem this wine presents itself better, younger.
First tasting (of 2006 vintage) was paired with classic charcoal grilled NY strip steak and broccolini.
Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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