Narsai Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
Today, as Food and Wine Editor at San Francisco's KCBS radio station, Narsai broadcasts his secrets of gourmet cooking 36 times each week. Narsai was co-host of "Cook Off America," a television series highlighting regional cuisine from around the country. As "Macy's Culinary Expert," he hosts cooking demonstrations every Saturday morning at the flagship store on Union Square in San Francisco, and holds bi-monthly demonstrations at the Valley Fair store in San Jose. Narsai oversees the management and new-product development for his line of Specialty Food Products, and makes celebrity chef appearances at festivals throughout the world.
Wherever he goes, Narsai's objective remains the same: to share the simple pleasures of cooking, food and wine through education.
Narsai's Assyrian mother, Shulamith Sayad David, was born n the village of Ada near the city or Urmia in Northwest Iran. Her love of food was instilled in her three sons at a very early age. This wine honors her memory.
This wine, our first vintage, was made from grapes grown primarily in our vineyards in St. helena and Oakville. It is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc.
One of the most prestigious wines of the world capable of great power and grace, Napa Valley Cabernet is a leading force in the world of fine, famous, collectible red wines. Today the Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without the other. But it wasn’t until the 1970s that this marriage came to light; sudden international recognition rained upon Napa with the victory of the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1976 Judgement of Paris.
Cabernet Sauvignon undoubtedly dominates Napa Valley today, covering half of the land under vine, commanding the highest prices per ton and earning the most critical acclaim. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure, acidity, capacity to thrive in multiple environs and ability to express nuances of vintage make it perfect for Napa Valley where incredible soil and geographical diversity are found and the climate is perfect for grape growing. Within the Napa Valley lie many smaller sub-AVAs that express specific characteristics based on situation, slope and soil—as a perfect example, Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.