Mission Codename Velvet Hammer
We’ve come to expect great things from our friends at Romeo Vineyards, whose Sempre Vive wines have delighted our Operatives these last few years, but today’s wine goes above and beyond.
Today’s Sempre Vive 2005 Napa Valley Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon is something of an aberration. A delicious, bold, delightful and very highly recommended aberration. You see, unlike Zinfandel vines, Cabernet Sauvignon vines tend to have a shorter lifespan and are commonly replanted after they stop producing large yields of grapes. Bigger per-acre yields mean more revenue for wineries. Three cheers to Sempre Vive for going for structure and elegance. This wine is smooth, but it still packs a lovely Napa Cab punch!
Our tasting panel just loved this wine and we offer it to you with great glee - and some urgency. At today’s low price, this wine may not last the day…
What the Winery Says
2005 Sempre Vive Napa Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon
- Alison Green Doran
- 94 Points - Master Somm Catherine Fallis
- Napa Valley
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon