A. Rafanelli Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Creek Valley 2004

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A ruby center fading to a pale rouge watery edge, lush blackberries and eucalyptus on the nose along with cinnamon, cedar, lilac and spicy green pe... Read more

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Snooth User: Maria Valetta
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04/01/2010

A ruby center fading to a pale rouge watery edge, lush blackberries and eucalyptus on the nose along with cinnamon, cedar, lilac and spicy green pepper, perhaps more like jalapeno. Supple at first, but then the tannins evolve, gripping the tongue in a seductive way yet not so overpowering that you resist. Spicy cinnamon, cola, port soaked cherries, stewed plums, and toffee all make an appearance in the flavor of this beautifully crafted wine. A nutty, graphite finish lingers lengthily on the inside of the cheeks. The complexity of this wine is outstanding, and could easily age for another 8-10 years, when it’s guaranteed to develop those intense secondary flavors. This family-run winery has some of the oldest grape vines in the area, and produces it’s wine in old school format – a rustic big old barn. Now that’s cool! Available only at the Winery or on fancy restaurant wine lists, so you may just want to stop in for a tour of the winery on your next trip to Sonoma. It’s worth the trip; just make sure to bring an empty suitcase to cart your wine back home with you. -Maria Valetta


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