von Strasser Winery

2009 Spaulding Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon •Spaulding Vineyard

California: Napa Valley: Diamond Mountain

Offer Expired:Apr 16, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$90.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

High-95

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!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Gorgeous dark garnet through and through, transitioning into a ruby red edge. After a swirl, the wine slowly trails down the glass.

Smell:

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.

Taste:

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.

Finish:

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.

Pairing:

We would recommend a hearty meal of rosemary-black peppercorn encrusted beef rib roast, with porcini mushroom reduction drizzled overtop.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Rudy von Strasser
Accolades
95 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Appellation
Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
Vineyard
Spaulding Vineyard
ABV
14.1%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Apr 16, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$90.00
Avg. Price
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