Red

2009 Bugay Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon The Empress

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
Drink between 2017 - 2023 (Edit)
CT92.5 24 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 17

  • rod14236 wrote:

    March 27, 2019 - Gave to Ronnie

  • SLOFred Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 3, 2019 - Excellent Napa Cab. Drinking perfectly right now. Great balance of dark fruit and soft tannins. Slightly thin mid palate, but good none-the-less.

  • jzebrack Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 22, 2018 - drank a glass upon opening, but it was clearly not ready to drink.
    Actually, did not get to drink it on the 2nd day, but took a drink two days after opening.
    It was truly phenomenal. Balanced. Long finish with a very distinctive taste. Just fabulous.
    But, I don't even know if a few hour decant would have been enough.
    Maybe just open a day ahead of time

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Bodyfxr wrote: 95 points

    October 27, 2018 - Decanted for 6 hours...Wow, this was pretty special. A beautiful nose of jammy dark fruit and baking spices. Lush on the palate with well integrated and polished tannins. Drink now through next year. Great qpr!

  • Tym4wine Likes this wine: 91 points

    October 20, 2018 - This was one of the standout wines tasted during the evening. Dark garnet color to the edges of the glass. Smooth and velvety. Drinking spectacularly right now with time still to go in the bottle. Aromas of dark fruit, flavors of blackberry, blueberry and mocha.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bugay Vineyards
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation The Empress
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma County

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 309 (68%)
  • Consumed 146 (32%)

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