Big & Bold
One of the best Cabs ever had. It's worth the full price.
I have been a serious Napa cab drinker since the 92 vintage I don't know all the fancy terms on how to describe a good one. But it's like some judge said about pornography in some landmark decision, I know it when I see it. While I will tell you this, I know a good cab when I drink one, and this is a good one
The wine is like many good Napa cabs, very deep ruby color, almost inky in the glass. The nose is a wonderfully rich blend of leather, blackberry, cherry and anise that speaks to the richness of the wine, and feel free to let it open up a bit in the glass, my hint is to have a glass or two while I am making dinner, so it's perfect by the time I sit down to eat. The taste is a lovely fruit forward blend of ripe berries, plum and fresh herbs, giving way to some spicy notes midpalate, as the flavors play against each other and add a bit of complexity. The nicely structured tannins provide for a long, dry, velvety finish that makes this wine a treat by itself. See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2012/11/2009-mount-veeder-napa-valley-cabernet.html