2009 Sequoia Grove Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Rich and ripe, this features blackberry and currant flavors whose acidity provides a citrusy, jammy tartness. This is the winery’s least expensive bottling, and an enticing introduction to its future releases of ’09 vineyard-designated Cabs.
Complete and easy to enjoy, with fresh earth, crushed rock, dried berry and a dash of licorice and sage. Drink now through 2017.
Sequoia Grove Winery occupies 22 acres in the Napa Valley's Rutherford Bench district, where morning fog and alluvial soils are known to yield fruit that bears a distinctive mineral character when made into wine, commonly referred to as "Rutherford dust". Sequoia Grove's Napa Valley Cabernet is sourced from a combination of their estate vineyards and grapes sourced from top Napa growers, including Stagecoach, Morisoli, Lamoreaux, Beckstoffer, Cunat, Healy, Johnson, Madrigal, and Harris. The 2009 offers a nose of ripe cherry and blackberry aromas with earthy cedar and baking spice accents. The palate unfolds to reveal richer, darker flavors of plum, toasted hazelnut, and graphite. It is full in the mouth, with polished tannins and flavors of toasty oak on the finish.