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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

2004 Farella Park Cabernet Sauvignon

Farella Park is a very small boutique winery located on the east side of the town of Napa in Napa Valley. They have been making some really special wines for the last few years and are quickly becoming one of my favorite producers because of the amazing quality they produce for the price category. 

This estate grown and bottled Cabernet is an amazing value at under fifty bucks, and I guarantee you won't find too many wines of this caliber for the same price. It's 100% Cabernet Sauvignon harvested from their estate vineyard in Coombsville and only 245 cases were produced! It was barrel aged for 28 months in French oak and is unfined and unfiltered. 

On the nose I get loads of candied raspberry, spice, vanilla, black cherry, and hints of pepper. The big ripe raspberry flavors continue onto the palate where black cherry, milk chocolate, toasted oak, and vanilla combine to make a very seductive and fully nuanced effort. The texture is full and rich but the tannins are exceptionally ripe and fruit sweet. 

Like I said before, you'd be hard pressed to find a wine with the amount of finesse and purity that this wine exudes for the price. So seek it out if you can, but it might be hard to find outside of California.  91 Points

 
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