Front Row Wines
2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Napa Valley
Charlie Carpy is a third generation winemaker whose family has been involved in the wine trade in the Napa Valley since the 1800s. Charlie’s grandfather, Charles, shipped his Uncle Sam Wine Cellars wines up the Napa River by barge. Later Charlie’s dad, Chuck, founded Napa mainstay wineries Freemark Abbey Winery and Rutherford Hill Winery.
Today, Charlie Carpy carries on the family traditions with his own Front Row Napa Valley Wines, making exceptional Chardonnay and Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Today’s 2008 Front Row Napa Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-tilt boogie, richly delicious and deeply aromatic wine that delivers a big drinking experience at a price that should be difficult for any experienced Wine Spies Operative to resist.
Deep and rich-looking with dark maroon hues through a slightly opaque core. At the edges, a lovely ruby ring catches the light.
Sweet black cherry and sandalwood leap from the glass, followed by spiced Bing cherry, blackberry jam, sweet tobacco leaf, and black pepper.
Black cherry, blackberry compote, black plum, dark leather, sweet dark chocolate, chocolate covered cherry, and a hint of sandalwood.
Very long, very plush and very dark with pronounced dark fruit that gradually yields to elegant leather and soft spice.
Enjoy this richly delicious wine with the finest and fanciest gourmet burger that you can create. This wine will hold up to all of your favorite toppings, while the meat itself will carry the flavors for a long time.