Last week I shared a NZ wine.
This week will be moving to another continent, North America.
This wine was shared by my neighbour who recently went to California.
So he visited a winery that serve the wines to White house to more than 50 US presidents and foreign delegates they host.
I always thought USA wines lack intensity and structure until I have tried a glass of this wine.
However it really quite pricey and can't really find the wine in SG.
Anyway, we googled the wine tasting notes while trying the wine. It was recommended to cellar it another 5 years or more.
The wine he shared is the exact wine pour in White House.
It's a Cabernet Sauvignon, it's unctuous fruit character and dense structure. Hugely complex, the wine reveals a broad spectrum of briary blackberry
, black cherry and currant notes, with nuances of violet and bittersweet chocolate.
Muscular tannins support the plush, expansive palate, while impeccably balanced acidity adds vibrancy.
Wines Advocate gave the 2014 Vintage 97 points.
"Blended of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot and 3 % Merlot, all coming mainly from the Rutherford AVA, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep garnet-purple color and nose of baked black berries, dried mulberries and preserved plums with hints of allspice, cardamom, lavender and cigar box. Full-bodied, rich and expressive even today, it has a firm, chewy backbone and bags
of freshness, promising a long life and much more to come with careful cellaring. 6,600 cases were made." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate
Dry, early and shaking is how 2014 will be remembered in Napa Valley, yet it had a silver lining with small, concentrated grapes and high quality. Februaryâ€™s rains brought the total rainfall up to low but adequate, helping to relieve three years of drought conditions. Warm temperatures promoted early budbreak in spring and accelerated grape maturation. Just as harvest began, a dramatic 6.0 earthquake shook Napa Valley awake on August 24. We finished the very compact, plentiful harvest by mid-October and celebrated the vintageâ€™s beautifully ripened grapes.
This wine definitely not for daily drinking or will burn a huge hole in the pocket.
A bottle can pay for >70 litres of VPower.ðŸ˜…
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