Saturday, November 27, 2010
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2006 Wine Review (NW)
Nose slowly opens to reveal muted aromas of currants, plum, charcoal, and herbs
Full bodied, dense, and firm on the palate
More currants, with cedar, cocoa, and some musty earth flavor on the finish
I don't often say this about Napa Cabernet, but put this one away for a long, long time. It's a bit closed and muted, but shows a density and depth that will probably take some time to reveal.
In fact, we sipped on this wine for several hours and it didn't seem to evolve much. Just a little bit was left in the bottle when I put a stopper on it and returned it to the cellar overnight. The next evening, I poured the last of the bottle and it was remarkably more open. This is fairly uncommon and tells me this wine is very slow to evolve.
I grabbed this bottle for $45, although it usually retails for more. Raise a glass- later on!