“I don’t even buy Napa Valley Cabernet anymore because the quality wines are $50 and up!”
This was the line I overheard at a retailer just last week.  To this I simply say: Rubbish!  And the subject of this report is a perfect case in point.
The 2008 Sequoia Grove Napa Valley Cabernet is all one could desire in a wine from this illustrious region.  We recently tried a bottle along with a mixed antipasto platter.  In the glass, it’s a deep, dark purple. The legs are viscous, the color opaque; it’s very pretty to look at.  Aromas are generous and easily coaxed from the glass.  Classic notes of cassis, black plums, cedar, and valley floor “dust” are noticeable.  Flavors follow the nose, though there is also a bit of mint which I find very appealing.  It’s full bodied, with enough tannin to provide structure and enough acid to balance things out and keep it from being cloying.  It’s hard to find fault quite honestly.  Delicious.   93 points,  about $31. 

2008 Sequoia Grove Napa Valley Cabernet

The smokiness of the meat and the creaminess of the “triple cream” brie really made the fruit of this wine exuberant.  A delicious combination to start the evening.
Triple Cream Brie – Reggiano – Homemade Salume
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