Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Liparita Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Liparita Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Interesting evidence and example showing how timing is such a vital part of a tasting experience - especially for a late life mature wine. Dark black purple color - medium-full bodied.Initially, upon opening the fruit was subdued and muted, overtaken by a leather, wood cedar warranting an 87 rating. The next evening the character changed with full floral aromatics and tastes lingering throughout, highlighted by black cherry, black berry, anise and hints of black olive tapenade with the floral lingering on the moderate tannin finish, increasing the rating to an 89

This was a great accompaniment to beef steak roast, roasted potatoes and cooked carrots.

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