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The 2013 Oakville Winegrowers Cabernet Sauvignon is amazing. It starts with a beautiful aroma of red and black currants that seems quiet and unassuming at first. With aeration, the wine evolves and picks up complex elements of Earl Grey tea and violets. As the wine settles onto the palate, notes of earth and mineral reveal the wine's sense of place. In the end, a light touch of oak and sweet tannins remind me how youthful the wine really is; this wine requires time in the bottle to reach its ideal crescendo of flavors. Perhaps these intriguing nuances and long-term aging potential are part of what makes the Oakville AVA is so extraordinary? While each of the 16 Napa Valley AVAs has something unique to offer, Oakville might possibly exhibit the greatest balance of bold ripe fruits, delicate aromatics, and chalky accents. The overall completeness of this wine suggests that it will benefit from a good decade or more of aging in the cellar. (Tasted: February 10, 2017, San Francisco, CA)
The Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked...
The Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without thinking of the other. Although Cabernet has many important outposts throughout the wine world, nowhere else has it achieved such success (and, at the highest end, commanded such lofty prices) than in Napa. Here, it is responsible for bold, opulent, and dark-fruited wines with grippy tannins and a healthy dose of alcohol. The best examples can age for decades. Each of Napa’s smaller sub-AVAs imparts a different character to Cabernet, such as Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.