2009 Bugay Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon The Empress

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
Drink between 2017 - 2023 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • Mark1npt Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 31, 2019 - A bit thin in the mouth on opening, dark ruby in the glass, standard cab nose. My sense is this wine has evolved to where it will be. Left in decanter, came back to it 45 min later and it had gained some weight and slightly more cab nose and additional nuances with flavor too. Still, at now 10 years old, this bottle not as good as those in past years. I have one left and will be drinking it within the next 6 months.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Neecies Likes this wine:

    July 27, 2019 - The years have been good to this. Has some good secondary development now with notes of leather, pipe tobacco and old books.

    2 people found this helpful Comments (1)
  • elevwine Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 4, 2019 - Still improving. Powerful wine.

  • 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
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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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 301 (65%)
  • Consumed 165 (35%)

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