2009 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Sonoma County
The Bee's Pajamas
Today’s wine is a Premium Cabernet Sauvignon that our tasting panel absolutely loved. An age-worthy wine at a very special price, we recommend that you pick up an entire case. Enjoy some right away, but be sure to lay a few bottles down for the next several years. This wine will continue to evolve and improve even further.
A little shy, at first, we swirled our sample glasses to life. Once the wine has had a chance to breathe, it really opens up, revealing loads of rich, dark fruit, soft spice, minerals and earthy loam.
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Pair this classic, dark Cabernet with grilled lamb with mint sauce or a grilled eggplant with pearl onions.
Color is a very pretty dark crimson with glinting garnet edges. The wine settles very quickly after swirling. Tall, widely-spaced legs fall very slowly down the glass wall after swirling.
Dark and rich, with layers of fruit and earth. Blackberry, black cherry, dried plum, with sassafras, tanned leather, fresh earth, dried dark flower petals and soft spice.
Dark black skin plum, dried strawberry, dried dusty rose petals, wet river rock, dark chocolate and dried wild mushroom.
Very long and loaded with dark fruit. Tannins and acidity are very well integrated, giving the wine a plush and elegant overall feel.