Synopsis, Our Opinion: A copacetic Cabernet Sauvignon blend.
Producer/Winery: Heron Wines; San Francisco, California.
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon blend – 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petite Verdot.
Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Napa Valley, California.
Purchased From: Kogod Wine Merchant; Encinitas, California.
Paired With: Pork meatloaf with Madeira sauce, mashed potatoes and broccoli.
Opened two hours before drinking. Just barely clear, inky dark purple garnet color with a lighter purple rim. Light cherry aroma. Unexciting yet spirited mouthfeel, medium body at best and a 100-grit texture. Very robust smoky cherry, blackberry and oak flavors. Lots of energetic bright acidity, light slightly grippy fine-grained tannins and a medium length very ripe fruity finish. Not great aroma, but the bold flavors make up for what was lacking. A palatable mix of California sunshine and ripe fruit; but a little disappointing for a Napa Cabernet. We liked it with the meatloaf and Madeira sauce and in the end called it a copacetic Cabernet Sauvignon blend.
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Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Closure: Aluminum covered 45mm natural cork.
UPC Code: 7 21170 01900
Imported by: Not applicable.