2009 Napa Valley Red Wine
California: Napa Valley
Today’s Benevolo Wines 2009 Napa Valley Red Wine is a hidden gem that our Agent Red was able to uncover on a recent trip to Napa. The best part? He was able to score today’s wine at OVER 50% off!
Today’s wine is incredibly sippable, with a smooth finish and just a touch of velvety tannins. We really loved how unpretentious and clean today’s wine was - making it perfect for your next big meal. Today’s wine will complement any number of meals, but we would highly recommend pairing it with your next dinner of grilled burgers.
Deep, dark cherry red in the center of the glass, with a slow transition to lighter ruby along the fringe.
Very well rounded aromatics, with reduced dark fruit notes of black cherry and blackberry framed against aged saddle leather, pipe tobacco, toasted oak, dark baking spices, and a subtle hint of pomegranate.
A lovely flavor trio of sweet tobacco leaf, berry bramble, and softly grilled sweet plum greet you initially on the palate. These flavors are quickly followed by hints of light roasted coffee bean, boysenberry, dried raspberry, sandalwood, dried fallen leaves, and cranberry.
Smooth upon entry, with grippy tannins and nice structure, the flavors slowly fade until a touch of cranberry is left on the tip of the tongue.
A gourmet burger, grilled to perfection, then finished with aged cheddar, homemade ketchup (seriously amazing stuff!), and heaps of fresh veggies. Throw some roasted potatoes and grilled corn-on-the-cob alongside for a perfect summer meal.
What the Winery Says
Our 2009 Napa Valley Reserve Red blends classic single vineyard red Bordeaux varietals – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec– to deliver heady aromas and flavors. It opens with scents of dark plum, black cherry, tobacco, herbs, leather and graham cracker spice. Flavors of blackberry, licorice and tobacco envelope the palate, giving way to a medium mouth feel and a supple finish with hints of cocoa and toasty oak.
Each of the varietals is harvested at its optimal ripeness. They are then fermented separately, allowing each varietal to express itself individually before the Benevolo Boys evaluate their respective contributions to the final blend.
The result is a multi-dimensional blend with integrated layers of rich flavor. Cabernet Sauvignon gives the wine a framework of soft tannins and chocolate spice notes. Merlot contributes a refined character to the blend, while Petit Verdot offers more pronounced tannins and a rich, dark color. Cabernet Franc adds a green, herbal character to the wine, while Malbec offers delicate flavors to soften the palate.
Once again, we have another hearty party for your mouth! Enjoy!
- Napa Valley
- Fruit Variety
- Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec
- Aged in French oak
About the Winery
Benevolo Wines was created by 5 friends with a drive for combining the experience and passion of Sonoma with the artistry and complexity of Napa. With a combined family wine history of over a thousand years, our mission is to create perfect wines to share with our closest friends and family, while doing all we can for the betterment of the youth in our communities.
A portion of all proceeds Benevolo receives goes directly towards supporting charities for underprivileged children.