2009 3 Spells Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Sonoma Valley
I spell it 'Nature'
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Today’s 2009 3 Spells Cabernet Sauvignon is a young wine that drinks like an aged champion Cab from a higher price category. As superb as the wine is now, we that it will be a stellar superstar as it ages.
This powerful Sonoma Valley Cabernet delivers a robust rush of dark fruit on the nose and on the palate. The wine is rich, delicious and very well-structured.
For a 2009 vintage, this is drinking remarkably well. Enjoy now, but be certain to lay a handful of bottles down. We can’t wait to revisit this wine over the next several years.
Don’t let the screw cap closure deter you. Today’s very highly recommended wine drinks well above its price class.
Nearly opaque dark crimson at its core, with a lighter ruby fringe.
A nicely balanced aroma array, with notes of slightly stewed dark plum, redwood bark, and touches of mint and eucalyptus.
Powerful yet balanced, with bold notes of dried blackberry and black cherry and hints of redwood bark and lightly steeped hibiscus tea.
A fitting culmination for this very bold wine, the main flavors of fruit, earth, and spice thoughtfully fade away into a slight tartness.
A filet marinated in garlic and rosemary, flash grilled with a balsamic reduction sauce. We would also recommend an eggplant lasagna as a possible vegetarian option.
What the Winery Says
Our 3 Spells 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is fantastic! With softs tones surrounding the acidity, our 3 Spells puts a spell on your palate. Introducing a seductive soft wine that leads you to characters of hibiscus, black-cherry tinged with spice, a hint of spearmint and a sparkle of raspberry on the never forgetful dry finish.
- Barb Spelletich
- Sonoma Valley, California
About the Winery
Spelletich Family Winery started with the 1994 harvest in Napa Valley. The first wines produced by winemaker Barb Spelletich, were Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Bodog Red, a blend. With minimal intervention, the Spelletich family – Barb, Timothy, and Kristen – rely upon its secret weapon: Barb’s palate.
Barb focuses on three basic, yet critical principles: when to harvest, when to press and when to pull the wine off the oak to pursue something larger and more elusive than your ordinary wines. Spelletich’s approach is to produce wines of integrity; that are rich, ripe and refreshing. Barbs focus is the fruit. She wants one to taste real fruit flavors and smell the incredible aromas of her wines.