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Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Sequoia Grove = Big Taste
Nestled on 22 acres of the floor of the Napa Valley, in an area known as the "Rutherford Bench", is a relatively young winery, the Sequoia Grove Winery, established around 1980. In just under 30 years, this family-owned and operated vineyard has been able to develop a Cabernet with a big taste, worthy of world recognition. I recently shared a bottle of the 2006 Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon.
The deep crimson shade of liquid had a fine dark chocolate aroma, intermingled with blackberry and assorted spices. A minute later, the wine reveals a hint of cedar and black pepper.
Upon tasting the rich, well-balanced beverage, the cinnamon becomes more pronounced than it was when in the glass. The tannins are soft and create a smooth finish, combining the dark fruity taste with a hint of oak. It pairs well with a little mango goat cheese and strawberries.
Delightfully complex and elegant, this is a fine wine to share on a special occasion.
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Price: $36.99 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL., though $34.00 is the posted retail price on their website.
"Wine offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than possibly any other purely sensory thing which may be purchased." Ernest Hemingway