Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Burgess Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 - Taster A

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon 79%
Merlot 8%
Cabernet Frank 4%
Malbec 2%

Appellation: Napa Valley, California
Vineyard location: Burgess Winery Vineyard - St. Helena
Vintage: 2003

Alcohol: 13.9%
Price: $30.00

Color: Dark ruby red
Intensity: Deep
Aromas: Blackberry, black cherry, plum, flint
Flavors: Toasty, anise, allspice
Body: Medium to full
Taste: Moderate to low acidity with medium suede tannins
Finish: Long
Tannin: Suede feel

French oak barrel aging.
100% malolactic ferment

Summary: With the aromas, I expected the wine to be more fruit forward. But with the age of the wine, the fruits tend to balance out. This wine had a pleasant light toasty forward taste of cedar and flint with the fruit notes and a pleasant spice finish. The wine had legs like Betty Grable.

We paired this with pizza. Oh, yum! This bottle was so good. We didn’t have much left over. I think it would compliment beef stew, rack of lamb, stake fajitas and game.

Burgess for the details!