- Antica Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2009 Product #25717 (In Stock)
This was outstanding when we first tried it about a year ago, but now it’s wide open and flowing and just stupid, stupid, good. The aromas and flavors are all classic Napa Cab: blackcurrant, plum, baking spice, cocoa powder, smoke and more all pour from the glass. And, the aromas and flavors are pretty compelling: ripe, powerful, positive. But it’s the graceful, sophisticated, texture that I find so impressive here, with waves of ripe flavors flowing across your palate like silk and satin. More than big and rich enough for large hunks of grilled meat, but well worth sipping solo, too.
“The Cabernet Sauvignon is aged in 55-65% new oak. The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon comes across as a bit more reticent and inward next to the superb 2008, but it, too, is a gorgeous wine. Dark red fruit, licorice, smoke and tar are some of the nuances that flow from this layered, gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2009 was bottled just two months ago. It will almost certainly be even better in a few years’ time. A mid-weight, gracious wine, the 2009 should drink well to age 20 or so. In 2009 the blend includes 1.5% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029.”Wine Advocate 92 points