BYO - US wines (NO.2): Quite sweet and concentrated fruit flavor. Definitely more fruit-forward than the 2001 but still a wonderful wine that impresses. It does lack just a little bit in the aftertaste to get me over the top but I really loved the compactness of the flavors.
If Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is your thing, this wine belongs on your bucket list. This is so rich, the fruit coats your mouth and palate and stains your teeth, in all the best ways. Luscious, intense, yet perfectly balanced, the sweet, ripe, opulent fruit remains on your palate for more than 60 seconds!
Super clean and very racy, this seamless wine holds humongous power and focus. The finish is a full length marathon and admirably, super duper bright and shining with sweetly balanced acidity. All this after 12 years and no sign of letting the throttle go anytime soon...
The Madrona Ranch Cabernet is limited production wine, only 500 cases were made, and live the Thorevilos, it too received a perfect 100 points from Parker. Thankfully, I tasted this before knowing anything about the producer. Utterly seductive and elegant. Black raspberry, blueberry, graphite and lilacs. Opulent, silky and expansive on the palate. Glides to a finish with tobacco, clove and cocoa powder.
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