2009 Avalon Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Even better is the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa. There are 100,000 cases of this 100% Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that is a tribute to Alex Cose’s winemaking skills as well as his ability to access good fruit. A dense plum/ruby color is followed by a wine with serious ripeness, supple, velvety tannins, abundant black currant, cedar and spice box notes, medium-bodied flavors and surprising texture and length. Drink this amazing offering over the next 4-5 years. Avalon’s wines are well-worth seeking out given their amazingly low prices.
Tons of ripe, jammy blackberry, blueberry and milk chocolate flavors in this softly sweet Cabernet. For under 20 bucks, it impresses for audacious richness.
A Top Value! If you're looking for an everyday Cab, you won't want to miss the 2009 Avalon from Napa Valley. Lower in alcohol than a lot of wines in this price point, the Avalon balances deep blackberry and currant fruit with nice breadth on the palate and well-integrated oak spice on the finish. Ready to drink whenever you're ready to drink it.