Saturday, March 01, 2008

Pina Howell Mountain (Buckeye Vineyard) Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

Big nose of blackberry and chocolate

Rich, chewy texture on the palate

Long, velvety finish, dark and brooding with black currant and mocha

Great wine! You know you have something special when the wine seems to evolve in the glass and actually gets better and better throughout the evening. This was the case at one of the top new restaurants in Boston where we enjoyed a bottle. The restaurant apparently nabbed several cases of this beautiful wine before it sold out (small production of only 650 cases).

Upon first opening, the wine showed ripe blackberry. As it evolved in the glass, more and more dark flavors of chocolate and rich mocha came through. It was worth the money at $150 (the retail price in a store is around $75)- much better than many other Napa Cabs in this price range.

Raise a glass!

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