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Monday, March 09, 2009

2005 Four Sons Cabernet Sauvignon

This is a second label wine from the famed Baldacci Family Vineyards in Napa Valley. It is made from 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc sourced from vineyards in the Stag's Leap District. The aromas glimmer with intense black fruit, cherry, and hints of fig. On the palate the wine shows textbook Stags Leap dark chocolate notes combined with a generous amount of cassis, mocha, and black cherry. 

When I first popped this bottle I could have sworn I detected a bit of brett or dill (common with American oak) but after having the bottle open overnight that muskiness seems to have blown off a bit. I couldn't find the info on the barrel regimen so I will leave that one to a guess. 

Overall it seems to be a pretty nice wine for the price point and neat example of Stags Leap fruit with it's chocolate and dark fruit character. This wine is a bit young so I suggest a good decanting or perhaps a pass through your vinturi. 89+ points

 
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