Erba Mountainside Vineyards
2005 Proprietary Red
California: Napa Valley
Earlier in the year, we had the great fortune to discover Erba Mountainside Vineyard. Our Operatives loved their stunning Cabernet Sauvignon, purchasing the wine in record numbers. Fortune favors us, once again, with today’s 2005 Erba Proprietary Red Blend a fantastic, rich, bold blend that our tasting panel went bonkers over.
While the wine is dark and robust, we found it to be an excellent companion for richer food pairings. Enjoy this wine with a grilled steak, a pot roast or a rich Italian pasta dish.
Allow this lovely wine to breathe, and be rewarded with soft, more elegant flavors and a softer feel. Be sure to decant or just spin away - and witness a transformation in the glass.
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Deep garnet red with a dark core of darker magenta. After swirling this wine, it settles slowly, leaving behind chubby, widely-spaced legs that hold onto the color of the wine as they descend slowly downward.
Dired cherry, raspberry, dark strawberry and sweet spice combine with dark chocolate, minerals, blackberry, dried fall leaves and soft sweetwoods.
Dark and foreboding with rich black cherry, braised plum, spiced wild strawberry, dark tobacco, black currant. As the wine opens, sweet spice, graphite and leather are added to the rich pallet of flavors.
Dark and full, with long-sustaining flavors of rich fruit, spice and earthy minerals. A very gradual dryness spreads throughout the palate, eventually drying the lips and cheeks.