2009 Sempre Vive Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Napa Valley
Under $20 for a 92 Point Napa Cab? You better believe it! Today’s Romeo Vineyards 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a stunner on its own, but with today’s unbelievable price, this is truly a can’t miss opportunity.
The incredible balance of today’s wine really stuck with our tasting panel. Braised dark fruit sits in perfect harmony with hints of terroir and spice, resulting in a wine we just couldn’t put down. We paired ours with an Asian inspired dish of braised pork belly, but the structure and acidity of this wine make it a perfect companion for any number of dishes.
Sempre Vive means Always Alive, and with this in your glass, you’ll feel that moniker.
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