Friday, August 6, 2010

2006 Stefania Cabernet Sauvignon Uvas Creek

Popped and poured yet another Stefania gem tonight after going to our good friends mother wake.  RIP Judy, you’ll be missed!  Popped and poured on the bistro tonight, showing a nice deep garnet color.

On the nose, for the first time, the alcohol was very prevalent, which I haven’t experience with these wine nearly as much in the past.  Nice deep dark currants on the nose, with more dark fruits, hints of mint, and mocha.  On the palate, the dark fruits were the shining star here, and the alcohol was very nicely integrated despite its presence on the nose.  Secondary hints of herb, spice, and vanilla rounded out the palate, and the finish was smooth and succulent.  This wine has many years ahead of it, and we really have to try to stay away from these wines as we’ve already burned through a half case.  This wine will definitely get better, and I look forward to it with another 3-5 years in the bottle.  92 points.  Cheers

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