Red

2009 Carpe Diem Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
Drink between 2013 - 2017
CT88.7 21 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • tmhouse wrote: (90 points)

    March 29, 2014 - Pretty good bottle. Took a while to open up at this age. Good mouthfeel, plenty dry for my taste. Not a lot of complexity and a little disjointed in the mid-palate. Not a long finish, but it carries well enough. QPR is good at $21.

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  • slywka7 wrote: (90 points)

    December 23, 2013 - Popped and poured. Drank over 1.5 hours. This had a very dark color to it. Got some nice aromas of blackberry, currant, roses and spices. This had very nice flavors of cherry, blackberry, earth and a tug of iron on the finish. Finish lasted for about 20-25 seconds. Very nice wine from the wine team that makes Dominus.

  • ey1294 wrote: (89 points)

    October 1, 2013 - - Garnet color and aromas of strawberry jam, bacon and oak and has flavours of black pepper, black currant and chocolate - Slight mint on the finish.

  • raypedia Likes this wine: (87 points)

    September 25, 2013 - If you had told me this was a third label from a famous Bordeaux producer, I would believe you. Because that's pretty much what it is. This is from the owner of Petrus and his team at Dominus. Doesn't seem at all like Napa Cab, rather it has an old-world Bordeaux sensibility. Dark ruby, but not opaque, more medium+ body. Aromas of red fruit, cassis, and faint herbal notes, barely any sense of oak on the nose. On the palate, bright red fruit and tart acidity, not as balanced as it could be (tilting towards too much acidity) but that should settle down with some age. Tannins are a bit more harsh than I'd like, very grippy on the mid-length finish, but that too will settle down with age (or a few hours of decanting). If you're expecting a bold, brash Napa Cab, look elsewhere. But if you'd like to see what old-world Bordeaux-style craftsmanship can do with Napa Cabernet Sauvignon fruit, this restrained and elegant wine will be a good choice once it settles down a bit. I am going to give my two remaining bottles a couple of years and check back in.

  • Lizizwhereitiz wrote: (80 points)

    August 20, 2013 - Nice flavor, but not full-bodied to me. Too short of finish. A bit too much acidity for me.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/17/2013 (link) 89 points

    (Carpe Diem Cabernet Sauvignon) Very dark ruby color; menthol, eucalyptus, herbaceous, cassis nose; menthol, eucalyptus, herbaceous, basil palate with good acidity; needs 4 years (14.9% alcohol)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Carpe Diem
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Code 636595309756

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 147 (57%)
  • Consumed 109 (43%)

Food Pairing

Red meat

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