Mission Codename All Hail King Mario
Today’s Double Agent special wine hails from Mario Bazan Cellars. Mario has spent the past couple of decades honing his winegrowing and winemaking skills at some of the most prestigious wineries in the world, including Opus One, To Kalon and Stag’s Leap - to name a few. Now he brings his skills to bear on his own Mario Bazan Cellars wines and wow, are they superb.
Please jump on over to read my review of today’s rich, bold and delicious Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Bold and rich and loaded with Napa-classic dark fruit, spice and earth. Bold blackberry, black cherry, red currant and braised plum are the first lofty aromas to hit your nose. As the wine breathes for a little while, it opens up to reveal bramble, dried leaves, raspberry, baking spice, blackberry candy, cedar and black pepper.
Juicy, dark and bold on the palate, with Blackberry and cherry compote, black currant, baker’s chocolate, grilled fig, grilled plum, dried cranberry, tobacco, Alpine strawberry, mixed spice, unsweetened black licorice and a hint of cracked pepper.
Mario Bazan Cabernets have become some of our best-selling small-producer cabs of the last several years. If you’ve tried their wines, you know why. If you haven’t, well, we hope that you grab some of today’s wine - before we run out.
What the Winery Says
2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
- David DeSante
- Napa Valley
- Cabernet Sauvignon