2009 Sempre Vive Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Napa Valley
An empty glass is such sweet sorrow
Be ye a prince of Verona, a Capulet, a Montague - or simply a lover of extraordinary wine, star crossed or not, all will revel in the elegant graces of today’s Sempre Vive 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Romeo Vineyards.
We didn’t need Escalus to convince us to showcase today’s delicious wine. One sip was all that it took for us to fall in love with this elegant, rich and delicious wine.
This wine is very food friendly, but the ultimate pairing is Romeo… and you.
Great depth of color, from the dark scarlet core to the lighter ruby edges.
Wonderfully balanced and rich on the nose, this wine leads with notes of mixed dark berry compote, red currant, aged cherry wood and cured meat. As the wine opens up it reveals additional aromas of dried violets, dried fall leaves and black pepper.
Rich and dark on the palate, leading with braised plum, braised mission fig, cherry compote and subtle blueberry. These sit atop an earthy underlayer of stewed black fruit, dark spice and dark minerals.
Dark, braised fruits cling to the edges of the palate where grippy tannins and dark spice usher in a plush and drying finish. At the very end, hints of black pepper and dried blueberry make a lingering appearance.
Enjoy this dark and plush wine with a pork belly braised in a fresh lemon-infused soy sauce and served with oven roasted potatoes.
What the Winery Says
- Alison Green Doran
- 92 Points - Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis
- Napa Valley, California