2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Napa Valley
The Beautiful Duckling
Congratulations to Canard Winery, whose wines fetched one of the highest per-bottle prices at the prestigious Premiere Napa Valley charity auction. Their lot of Cabernet Sauvignon earned $13,000 for local Napa charities.
With the excitement and success of that, we are equally pleased to present to you the wonderfully delicious 2009 Canard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
An age-worthy, elegant and delicious wine, this is classic Napa Cabernet - at a price that won’t break the bank. Canard has done a truly wonderful job with this wine and we give it our highest Wine Spies recommendation to those fans of Napa Cabernet.
Despite the seemingly high alcohol, this wine does not present as hot at all. In fact, we were barely aware of the alcohol at all. Instead our tasting panel focused on the ripe fruit and earthy spice that this wine exudes.
Pair as you would any bold Napa Cabernet. We’ll be enjoying our sample bottles with a pepper crusted t-bone steak but a claypot cassoulet would also be a delightful treat.
Dark, brooding and opaque with deep, moody black purple hues, all the way from core to a fine ruby ring at the edges. Tall, wine-stained tears fall very slowly down the glass wall.
Richly aromatic with a wonderful balance of dark fruit, earth, spice and minerals. Fruits of blueberry, blackberry and black cherry mingle with brown spice, tomato stem, celery root, cocoa dust, and subtle salty rock.
Robust deep and delicious, bursting with blackberry, black plum, black cherry, cassis and dried blueberry. These flavors are followed by dried mission fig, clove, cinnamon stick, allspice, dried rose petal and salt licorice. Chewy tannins give the wine a luscious and plush overall feel.
Ultra long and lingering with a very elegant overall finish. Subtle sage, spice and black licorice fall off in even proportion with the dark fruits.