2009 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Oakville (Napa)
Today, we are blown away by Vitus Napa Valley’s ability to keep producing vintage after vintage of extraordinary Cabernet Sauvignon. We have loved every vintage we’ve tasted and today’s 2009 really shines.
Elegant, richly layered and plush with tons of rich fruit, earth and subtle spice, today’s 2009 Vitus Napa Valley Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon is not just a mouthful to say, it is a mouthful on the palate.
If you love classic, grand Napa Cabernet, we offer you this wine with our full recommendation.
Extra dark, with deepest ruby red hues from the edge of the glass through the dark core of the wine.
Very fragrant, with aromas that leap from the glass. Dark black cherry, spiced cherry candy, leather, tobacco, blackberry, black cherry, dried fall leaves and a hint of black pepper.
Mouthwatering and rich, with dark flavors of blackberry, black plum, leather, tobacco leaf, black cherry, dark chocolate, mixed dark spice, savory sage and slate.
Ultra long, with rich, dark flavors that sustain forever. Once the fruit fades, chocolate, spice and chocolate linger on even longer.
This big elegant wine wants to be served with something equal in scope.
Tournedos Au Poivre Et Champignons would be an incredible choice. Here is a great recipe
What the Winery Says
Vitus Cabernet Sauvignon is made from the grapes grown in the prestigious Oakville region in Napa Valley, they are big, bold wines aged for 2 years in new French Oak Barrels. Exhibits deep flavors of dark blackberry with herbal notes of sage and tobacco throughout. Vitus Cabernet offers the perfect representation of what Oakville is all about.
About the Winery
We started Vitus with the intention of creating great wine for great Entertainers. We wanted wine worthy of Celebration.
We drew our name from the Christian Saint, Vitus, who is known as the patron of Entertainers and Celebration. Vitus symbolizes good fortune, great wine and a gladdened heart. Every year on June 15th, the Feast of Saint Vitus commences to celebrate the martyrdom of the patron Saint Vitus and his followers.
The Vitus name also mirrors a word any wine lover should know: Viticulture - the the science, production, and study of grapes. Vitus started as a passion project by the Hearn Family and winemaker John Gilpin, who has a true knack for bringing out amazing flavor from some of the best wine grapes in the country.
Winemaker John Gilpin
John graduated from the University of Oregon with a BS degree in 1981. He went directly to work for Willamette Valley Vineyard Service in the summer of 1981, where he worked for the proprietor, Mark Benoit, in the vineyards for 5 years. He worked every harvest for Fred and Mary Benoit from 1981 to 1986 at their winery, Chateau Benoit.