Zahtila Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (3)

by wootbot

Zahtila the Yum

Who says you can never find a Cab when you need one?

It's true what the cynics say. A lot of things are popular despite not being any good. Two and a Half Men. The Chicago Cubs. Fifty Shades of Grey. But the hipper-than-thou conclusion some people reach - that anything popular must be lousy - is dead wrong.

Proof? The Beatles (or, if you prefer, the Stones). The Office. Mozart. And Cabernet Sauvignon.

The signature red grape of Napa Valley - and, really, planet Earth - earned its exalted status by being really, really good. Anytime something so ubiquitous is still so capable of surprise and delight as Cab is in these three Zahtila Vineyards wines, you know it's for real.

Each one - the floral, harmonious 2006; the bold, fruity, food-friendly 2007; the dark, chewy 2008 - reveals its own facet of the complex, sophisticated Cabernet character. Each one will make you a believer in Cabernet Sauvignon all over again. Even if you like Two and a Half Men.