Versant Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
"Ultrarich and concentrated, with extracted currant, blackberry and plum fruit highlighted by pretty smoky, toasty oak, giving it a mochalike scent. Focused, complex, with deep, ripe flavors and tannins."
"Richly textured and plush on the palate, with a broad array of raspberry, black cherry, plum, spice, coffee, herb and cocoa flavors, all couched in firm, ripe tannins and sweet oak. Only 200 cases made from this relatively new producer high in the hills of Napa."
"The tightly-knit 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon displays a saturated ruby/purple color as well as pure, rich creme de cassis flavors intermixed with spicy oak, licorice, and a hint of lead pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied, elegant, sweet, and ripe, with style and class, it can be drunk now or cellared for 10-15 years. "
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