Sunday, July 19, 2015

2008 Heritance Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

What a weekend this was, full of ups and downs!  On Friday evening I drove to Chicago to visit my uncle and fly in a 1928 Ford Tri-Motor airplane on Saturday morning.  That was fantastic in every way.  Here's a photo of the plane we flew on:

Then I returned home Saturday evening, stopped at the store to pick up some steaks and had every intention of grilling and making a blog post when a storm rolled through town and knocked out the power!  So then I was scrambling to get Chinese food and had to put the blog post on hold until tonight.  The power was restored this morning, I spent a good portion of the day cleaning up the yard and now it's time for that good dinner from yesterday!  Tonight I've opened a bottle of 2008 Heritance Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that I received on Friday from the Wines Till Sold Out Cheapskate Tuesday marathon.

The wine is a somewhat lighter ruby color in the glass with great clarity.  The nose is a rich combination of blackberry, leather and smoke that awaken your senses,  The taste is a blast of ripe fruit up front, with blackberry and blueberry, that transition nicely to some notes of creme brulee midpalate.  The finish is delightful, as the still firm tannins provide great structure and backbone for the long, voluptuous dry finish.

Overall I would rate this wine a solid 8.5, it's a classic Napa Cabernet that's reached a nice level of maturity.  It was also a great value from WTSO for only $18!  Tonight I am enjoying this wine with a nice rare grilled and marinaded Angus New York Strip, some truffled mac and cheese and grilled Brussels sprouts.  The richness of flavor in this wine makes it perfect for steak, but it would be great with a wide variety of dishes, from rich Italian fare to barbecue.  Cheers!

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