Saturday nights are my Ribeye & Fries night, Last Saturday was no exception, so wondered into my “Office” looking for a “Nice” Cab, something different and low and behold was a bottle of Maroon Napa Valley “Single Vinyard” 2009 Cab, for the life of me I don’t remember buying this bottle, asked the wifie if she knew where it came from.
Yes said she, your Monkey Buddy was on the wall terrorizing the dog again and left the box on the wall as he/she left.
Now I take my ol sweet time prepping my meals, so cracked this bad boy open and decided to decant the bottle, I did sneak a little taste and was pleasantly surprise,
Nice color, deep but not as deep purple as say Ardente and White Oak, but much deeper than the average Cab out there.
Started the dinner prep and fired up the Charcoals… yes I’m old fashion, I don’t own a gas outdoor grill, I take my cooking like my wine seriously. (Mesquite charcoal to be exact.)
About 30 minutes after opening the bottle I have my 1st glass, the wine, it has a deep, rich texture and a lingering finish, with nice legs and aroma. It really opens up nicely after 30 minutes or so in the decanter
Once the meal was ready, about an hr and 15 minutes after opening the bottle sat down and had a great meal with a very good Cab. Reminded me of the Sempre Vive Verticals offered some time back and a little like the Black Zeppelin. Both I really like.
Decided to c/o the internet on this wine, saw ratings from 90 to 94 points, While I wouldn’t give it 94, I would give a solid 90.
Saw this on WTSO this week at $20 to $25 Not sure I would pay $35 a bottle let alone the listed price of $65.
But still feel this is a Good Cab., but it’s just one mans opinion.