2009 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Napa Valley
Just Drawn This Way
We have come to expect great things from today’s winery, and this wine does not disappoint in the least. In fact, it is the best that we have tasted from Maroon Vineyards.
Today’s Maroon Wines 2009 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is an elegant, delicious, bold wine with plenty of concentrated fruit and classic Napa mountainside character.
Very highly recommended, and drinking beautifully now, this young wine shows tremendous aging potential and we recommend that you lay several bottles down for the foreseeable future. Big, bold and full on the palate, this wine also has a softer more elegant side. This begins to show after some decanting or spirited swirling. As the wine opens, it reveals more authentic fruit, both on the nose and the palate. The feel, too, becomes softer, encouraging you to let big sips linger on the palate.
Pair with something hearty, like a black pepper-rubbed t-bone steak or braised short ribs.
At today’s price, this wine won’t last long. You have been warned…
A dark burgundy really leads to plum colored edges. Tall, slow-moving, tightly spaced tears take a long time to emerge, before streaking down the glass wall.
Deeply aromatic with bold BlackBerry, smoky cherry, Sweetwoods, plum and green tobacco leaf. These set a top merge caramel, toasty oak and sweet spice. Aromas continue to evolve as you swirl the wine.
Plump, right and concentrated with black cherry juice, braised plum, dark mixed cherry jam, dark spice, leather and black pepper. After the wine opens up a bit it reveals flint, sweetwood and dried earth.
Long, elegant and filled with flavor, black and red fruits persist for a very long time, gradually giving way to earth and spice elements. At the tail end, a soft dryness is accompanied by a hint of graphite and dried earth.