Sometimes you have to take some time to get to know a wine. It may not whack you over the head with its intensity or sheer size, choosing instead to slowly reel you in with complex aromatics that build on a base of ripe, fresh mountain Cabernet fruit by adding accents of spice and toast from oak ageing, and hints of herb and spice from a dollop or two of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.
The 2004 Juslyn Perry’s Blend is just such a wine. Based on Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley’s Spring Mountain and Howell Mountain districts, harvested during the wonderful 2004 vintage, this is a seductress of a wine -- full of ripe currant fruit in a fresh, well balanced, medium-full bodied style that draws you slowly in. It’s a wine you want to spend the night with, but with fewer than 500 cases produced, it’s also elusive. If you’ve been looking for an elegant Napa Valley Cabernet, look no further -- don’t delay. Grab Juslyn’s Perry’s Blend while you can, you won’t regret it.