2009 Barrouge Bordeaux Blend
California: Napa Valley
Setting the Barr
Today’s wine is a classic Bordeaux blend that we love. Initially shy, this youthful wine is easily coaxed to life with some hearty swirling.
Dark, bold and rich, this 2009 Barrouge Cabernet Sauvignon (blended with just the right splashes of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petite Verdot) is a serious wine with an elegant edge to it. Swirl heartily and marvel as the wine transforms in the glass, losing its toughness and becoming something far more subtle and seductive.
Drink now or lay a few bottles down for the next several years.
Pair this big Napa Cab with hard cheese plate, a hearty meat dish or an after-dinner dessert that includes a lovely, medium dark chocolate. A dark chocolate mousse would be just delightful!
Very concentrated with a beautiful, vibrant fuchsia hue. At the very edge of the glass a beetroot tint creates a beautiful contrast from the darker, almost foreboding core.
Sublime aromas of anise, red stone fruit, fennel, and clove are the first aromas to reach the nose. After some swirling, added aromas of licorice, fresh herbs, and black plum are revealed.
Rich and delicious, with captivating flavors dark stone fruit, cranberry, olives, and a hint of fresh tobacco leaf.
This bold wine possesses a very long, lingering and mouth coating finish. The flavors of the Cabernet present themselves for a long time, before fading very gradually as the far corners of the palate become softly dry.