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Nickel & Nickel - Cabernet Sauvignon Copper Streak Vineyard
This is probably one of the better recent tastings of a 2007 vintage Napa wine that I have had, as I think many of them are having diminishing returns in recent years. Very intense dark cherry thick texture, hints of mocha, vanilla and tea. Nice complexity and integrated tannins. Rich, garnet color.
Far Niente - Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
Brambly mixture of dark berry fruit with a touch of plum, spice and cedar notes and medium tannins. No need to decant.
Revana Family - Cabernet Sauvignon (Estate)
Big Revana fan but not my favorite vintage. Bold dark berry fruit, some heat initially, lots of minerality, finish is light, more cherry, and the oak is prevalent.
Cade - Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain
Totally mesmerized by this wine. Thought it was incredible a year+ ago, it is stunning today. Velvety smooth, rich, mouth coating, dark berry fruit, strong cassis and firm tannins. Bought at the winery in 2011, going back this weekend, hope they have a few bottles hidden away that I can talk them out of. And this is a screw cap.