Formidable Wines

2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Jun 07, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$40.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

Herculean

We’re thrilled to welcome back one of our favorite winemakers of 2016, Derek Rohlffs. We first became acquainted with Derek last year, when we showcased his Bravium and Chardonnais wines. This year, we also featured his smash hit Chez Blanc label.

All of Derek’s wines are special, but it is his Formidable Cabernet Sauvignon that our Operatives really go crazy over.

Today’s Formidable Wines 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon hails from the 2009 vintage, which Robert Parker awarded a stellar 94 point score. Come and see what all of the fuss is about. Steal a few bottles of this great, Formidable (and highly recommended) wine, in the process.

This wine has really lively aromatics, with fresh black plum, cassis, Mission fig, rhubarb, dried fall leaves, bramble, and sweet spice.

Juicy and bold of flavor, with black cherry juice, plum, mineral rich earth, dried leaves, dark tobacco leaf, dusty bramble, mixed spice and red currant, with a subtle hint of dried herbs.

Enjoy… but be quick! The last time we featured a Formidable Cabernet, we sold out in short order.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Translucent dark garnet with pale ruby edges and tall, chubby tears that glide down the glass after a good swirl.

Smell:

Fresh black plum, cassis, Mission fig, rhubarb, dried fall leaves, bramble, and sweet spice.

Taste:

Black cherry juice, plum, mineral rich earth, dried leaves, dark tobacco leaf, dusty bramble, mixed spice and red currant, with a subtle hint of dried herbs.

Finish:

Extended and light weight, initially. Then, as the wine settles onto the palate, plush tannins take hold, driving a gradually spreading dryness to the far corners of the palate.

Pairing:

Enjoy this bold Napa Cabernet with something its equal, like a grilled Porterhouse, or a dry aged New York steak.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Derek Rohlffs
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage
2009
Appellation
Napa Valley
Abv
14.3%
Aging
60 months
Barrels
50% new French oak
Production
700 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Jun 07, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$40.00
Avg. Price
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