2004 Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Sonoma County: Alexander Valley
Passion, Perfection, Purity
Today’s 2004 Katarina Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic Alexander Valley Cab with plenty of character. Perfectly aged, this is a full-flavored wine that has garnered some impressive recognition, including 3 Gold Medals: San Francisco International Wine Competition, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and Sonoma County Harvest Fair.
Ready to drink, this perfectly aged Cabernet still has a few years left in it. We’ll be enjoying this wonderful wintertime treat, now, but we’ll also be laying some down for the next few years. In fact, we can’t wait to enjoy this wine with a juicy summertime filet mignon, a grilled lamb burger or rosemary garlic lamb chops.
Swirl like crazy or decant for a long time and this wine will really spring to life.
Deep red plum hues, with concentrated color from the core to its glinting ruby edges. The wine is slightly opaque at the heart and has skinny legs that streak down the glass wall.
Bold, dark red fruit and spice leap from the glass. These aromas are closely followed by dusty red plum, tobacco, red licorice, darkly toasted oak, smoky hickory, and red cherry. After swirling the wine, a discerning quaffer may also detect savory spice and eucalyptus, graphite and black plum mixed with dark violets, brown sugar and smoky molasses.
Fleshy dark plum juice, black cherry, tobacco leaf, black cherry lead the charge. Soft tannins, typical of the region, help to usher flavors into the far corners.
Long, structured, plush, and slightly dusty. A classic Cabernet finish with plenty of red and black fruit that persists for a very long time.
This delicious wine would be perfect with a juicy summertime filet mignon, a grilled lamb burger or rosemary garlic lamb chops.