von Strasser Winery
2009 Spaulding Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon •Spaulding Vineyard
California: Napa Valley: Diamond Mountain
When Agent Red was offered today’s stunning 95 point - Cellar Selection (from Wine Enthusiast), he nearly crashed his spy car. Today’s von Strasser Winery 2009 Spaulding Vineyard Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic, elegant mountain Cabernet Sauvignon.
This wine is shy, at first, but really begins to open up. As it opens, it becomes more elegant and the fruits begin to shine through, bringing more balance to the earthy aspects of the wine.
We encourage you to try this very highly recommended wine with today’s 2010 Rudy Cabernet Sauvignon. Mix and match to your heart’s content. Just do so before we run out!
Gorgeous dark garnet through and through, transitioning into a ruby red edge. After a swirl, the wine slowly trails down the glass.
Rich and lush on the nose, with braised dark plum, blackberry, and black currant mingling with freshly fallen leaves, berry bramble, cocoa powder, clove, sage, and a touch of earthy minerality.
Bold and concentrated, with superb depth, this wine is a lovely mix of fruit, earth, and spice. Concentrated fruit flavors of stewed dark plum and blackberry are laid overtop sweet tobacco, aged sandalwood cigar box, dark chocolate covered espresso bean, rosemary, black peppercorn, licorice, and a touch of herbal black tea.
Decanting does wonders for this wine, as the super concentrated flavors need a bit of time to breathe. Afterwards, you will be greatly rewarded with its depth, balance and elegance. This is exactly what you want in a Napa Cabernet.
We would recommend a hearty meal of rosemary-black peppercorn encrusted beef rib roast, with porcini mushroom reduction drizzled overtop.
What the Winery Says
- Rudy von Strasser
- 95 Points - Wine Enthusiast
- Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
- Spaulding Vineyard