Monday, April 28, 2008

1996 Clos Pegase Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

I have been enjoying some real nice 1996 Napa Cabs lately. This was a perfect choice to my pork in artichoke sauce dinner.

Nice amber colored edges. Amazing pure cassis, tar and dark cherry nose. After 30 minutes the palate shows a pure curranty-cab profile that is somewhat two dimensional, but very very pretty indeed. The fruits in attendance are currant, blackberry (not your phone), dark cherry, and black plums.There are some secondaries like tar, cedar and anise and a wonderful fine line of tannins. An acid level that is deftly floating in the background. Wow. A medium bodied expolsive cabernet that shows elegance, structure and breed.A 30 second finish beckons you back... Wish I had more. (93 pts.)

And this my friends is why I love Cabernet.........