Waterstone Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

Price: $31.00 $21.99
Save $9.01 (29%)
Item No. 118704
  • JS93
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Well-established hillside vineyards are the foundation of this wine, giving the finished blend its intense inner core of fruit. The complexity and balance of this vintage was achieved through diverse sourcing, with a majority of grapes sourced from Oakville and Rutherford. With its Bordeaux-like presence, this wine is deep, rich, and lingering. Firm, integrated tannins frame the concentrated, dark fruit (currant, black cherry, wild berry, plum.) Toasty oak and an earthy edge add to the wine's great complexity.

Critical Acclaim

"This is amazing value in California Cab. It's hard to believe. Aromas of fresh herbs with currants and blueberries as well as mint. It's full bodied with velvety tannins and a juicy finish. Lots of fruit but not overdone and not over alcoholic. Drink and don't worry."
93 Points

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Rating:
(9/4/2012)
Style: Big & Bold
Pair with: Meat
Excellent Cabernet
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Dan L - Lorton, VA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(11/27/2013)
Style: Big & Bold
It took me nearly an hour to drink the last glass because I had it up to my nose the whole time. I usually only do that with French Pinot, but this CA Cab had a beautiful nose of cherry, raspberry, spice, and hints of flowers. It tasted wonderful as well. It was still a bit tannic, but there was enough acidity to carry it through a few more years. It's great on its own now, but better with food over the next year or two. I enjoyed this bottle more than some more expensive Cabs that I've had recently.
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Rating:
(8/19/2012)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
Dark cherries, Leather and Anise. Drinks like a 50.00 Bottle. What a steal.
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