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Fife Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2001

Member Review by lyinsan:

Incredibly strong notes of milk chocolate and black fruit, with a clean finish and a wonderfully mellow combination of tannens and acid. The licorice and Spring Mountain mint are bold and provide a lovely counterpoint to the cardamom and clove. Almost fully mature, this wine will continue to develop complexity for another few years. I had an opportunity to try this wine, along with nine others, at the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival in Walt Disney World this year during a wine tasting. Dennis Fife was there and explained his methods and his vision for wine, which is to combine the European concepts of terroir with the Napa Valley mini-climates. His wines are big, but complex enough that the size isn't overwhelming. Definitely a must for any well-rounded cellar - If you can get your hands on it.

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Fife Vineyards:
Fife Vineyards is a small, family-operated winery producing wines that express their terroir and a European sensibility. They are food-friendly wines based on red Bordeaux, Rhône and Zinfandel varietals. We strive to avoid over-ripeness, excess oak and high alcohol, which we believe would mask the unique terroir driven flavors of our wines.

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Snooth User: lyinsan
3818156
4.50 5
02/05/2008

Incredibly strong notes of milk chocolate and black fruit, with a clean finish and a wonderfully mellow combination of tannens and acid. The licorice and Spring Mountain mint are bold and provide a lovely counterpoint to the cardamom and clove. Almost fully mature, this wine will continue to develop complexity for another few years. I had an opportunity to try this wine, along with nine others, at the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival in Walt Disney World this year during a wine tasting. Dennis Fife was there and explained his methods and his vision for wine, which is to combine the European concepts of terroir with the Napa Valley mini-climates. His wines are big, but complex enough that the size isn't overwhelming. Definitely a must for any well-rounded cellar - If you can get your hands on it.


Snooth User: Jerry K
10000710
4.00 5
05/17/2009

Agreed with previous writer. This wine is NOW smooth and softer tannins. Drinks like velvet. The 2001 is supurb! 5-18-09




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