Mission Codename Aces and Eights
Today’s 2009 Dead Man’s Hand is a boldly delicious wine - at a price that’s hard to resist.
Named for the poker hand held by Wild Bill Hickok at the time of his death, with black aces and eights, today’s Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was widely enjoyed by our tasting panel. A little shy, at first, this wine really opens up with some hearty swirling in the glass. You can also decant the one for at least 30 minutes. Either way, once he breathes a little bit, it really does spring to life.
This wine is approachable, complex and delicious - on the nose and on the palate. The wine is drinking wonderfully now, and would recommend that you also lay a few bottles down for the next couple of years as it shows great promise. Deal a winning pairing by serving this wine with a hearty beef dish or a grilled steak.