Grace Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Dark and maturing, with complex black cherry, coffee, wild berry, stewed plum, cedar and anise flavors that are concentrated and elegant. Finishes with mild but sufficient tannins.
International Wine CellarRating: 90(+?) - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 120, May/June 2005. ($190; bottled in May of 2004) Bright ruby-red. Perfumed aromas of blackberry, bitter chocolate and minerals, with a medicinal aspect and a hint of tarry oak. Juicy, firm-edged flavors of black fruits, minerals, licorice, mint and tarry oak; reminded me of a young Rauzan-Segla. Finishes with excellent length, even if the tannins are a bit tougher and less sweet than those of the 2003.
Wine AdvocateRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 157.
Wine SpectatorRating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.