Fantesca Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain 2003
This wine shows a hint of rich, sweet, fresh herbs such as rosemary, thyme and slight pine. This herb note is subtle and offers a beautiful contrast and complexity to the rich fruit character. Webelieve it is due to the cooler climate of this appellation compared to other Napa AVAs. On the palate, the wine is impeccably balanced. It has soft, well integrated tannins that seem perfectly matched to the level of fruit to allow for 10+ years of aging.
RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.
Very mineral, still very strong and tannic. Can clearly age a few more years. Nose is still hot and tight. However underneath a great wine is evolving: black cherries and a touch of mint. Nice structure will allow it to age gracefully.
Great wine but will be better in a few years. Its a beautifully balanced and extracted mountain cab.
Food Pairings for Fantesca Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain
Spicy Salmon & Avocado Tower
Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake
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