Give Me More!

*Disclaimer: I reeived this wine as a sample from St. Supery Vineyards so I could participate in the St. Supery Twitter Taste Live.

Cabernet. Yum. I’ve been really digging Cabernet Sauvignon lately. Really. Which is good, because on the Monday after the Wine Blogger Conference Thea and I will be filled with Cab after a visit to Hall, then Corison, then Cornerstone! It’s a day of Cab and I can’t wait!  But back to the wine at hand.  The 3rd wine for the St. Supery Twitter Taste Live was the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon.  I drank the remnants of this one over the next 3 nights and it tasted just as good the last night as it did the first night…the mark of a wine worth aging in my humble opinion.  The wine clocked in at 14.1% alcohol by volume, had a real cork closure, and retails for $38.

On the nose I found black currants, fresh cracked pepper, black fruit, blackberry, back cherry, spicy, leather, and black plums. I wrote down I found the nose to be dark and brooding.  In the mouth I got nice black fruit, blackberry and black cherry were most prevalent, with spice, pepper, plum, chocolate, anise, leather, earth, red cherries, and red berries on the finish.  This wine had fabulous structure and generous tannins…and really, it held up over 4 days!!

3 Responses

  1. Gotta love St. Supery! I don’t think I’ve ever had anything from them that I didn’t love.

    Really? It held up for 4 days? Did you store it in the fridge, just put the cork back in, use a preserver..?

  2. I also thought this was delicious! An hour before the TTL I had decanted the wine, which meant it was open about 2-3 hours before I got to tasting it. Strong! Would love to taste it again in 2 years…

  3. Claire-I stuck a Vacu-Vin in it and put it in the fridge. It was really still going strong on day 4. I was super impressed.

    I didn’t even decant mine Rob! Popped and poured…notes are from night one.

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