- Taplin Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Terra 9 2009 Product #29016 (In Stock)
Taplin family members have grown wine grapes in Napa Valley for five generations, and now siblings Melinda, Bill, and Stephen (who lives here in the DC area) are making their own wine. The Terra 9 wine is named for ancestor John Lewelling's comments about the St. Helena soil: 9 parts rock to 1 part dirt! Of course, that's just about perfect for ripening pure, intense, Cabernet Sauvignon like you'll find in the bottle here. Aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, crushed herb and spice lead to a focused palate of dark berries and plums dusted with cocoa, spice and herb. The finish is firm enough to handle a ribeye, but supple enough to enjoy with lighter foods or even on its own. An excellent value in handmade Napa Cabernet that's ready to drink now.