Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2009

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88 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is a pretty, mid-weight offering. Sweet, dark fruit spices, French oak and licorice are some of the notes that flow from this supple, inviting Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2009 the blend is 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016. (Dec 2011)

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Honig Vineyard and Winery:
In 1964, Louis Honig purchased a 68-acre ranch in the heart of the Napa Valley and planted it with Sauvignon blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. For the next few years, Louis sold the grapes to neighboring wineries with the dream of retiring one day from his San Francisco advertising business and making wine from his vineyard in Rutherford. Before he could realize his dream, Louis passed aw... Read more
In 1964, Louis Honig purchased a 68-acre ranch in the heart of the Napa Valley and planted it with Sauvignon blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. For the next few years, Louis sold the grapes to neighboring wineries with the dream of retiring one day from his San Francisco advertising business and making wine from his vineyard in Rutherford. Before he could realize his dream, Louis passed away, leaving the estate to his children and grandchildren. In 1981, as a tribute to his legacy, the family rallied together to produce several hundred cases of Louis Honig Sauvignon Blanc in the vineyard's old tractor barn. The wine won a Gold Medal at the Orange County Fair, and thus, the winery was born. In 1984, at the age of 22, Louis' grandson, Michael Honig, took over management of the vineyard and winery. With a lot of hard work and a beat up pickup truck, Honig managed to get their Sauvignon Blanc into most fine restaurants in California. From there, production and distribution grew. In 1987, in addition to the Sauvignon Blanc for which they were already known, they began producing small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon. Family members Regina Weinstein joined them in 1997 and Steven Honig in 2000. Read less
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RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.

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Member Reviews for Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Snooth User: calywa
9256772,127
3.00 5
07/23/2012

Very very dry, but well made cabernet sauvignon.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.50 5
07/14/2012

Dry nose of fresh oak staves. Reserved fruit, but aromas of tar and ink. Hints of loamy earth and dried dark berry. On the palate, dark dried berries, anise, spice, cedar and loam. It's dark, brooding and rich. Very dry. Notes of espresso. Huge tannin on the finish. Also a great acid profile, so I think this is well suited for good aging potential. 92 pts. 7/14/12


Snooth User: echai
97387514
3.50 5
09/03/2012

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

External Review
Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
11/27/2012

Blackberry, plum and cherry notes are framed with hints of exotic spices, and perfectly balanced by sweet oak. The palate is full and rich, with structured tannins and a long finish.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
10/15/2011

A rich and full palate with moderate tannins and a long finish. Black cherry and blueberry fruit with hints of exotic spices are perfectly balanced by sweet oak.



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88 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is a pretty, mid-weight offering. Sweet, dark fruit spices, French oak and licorice are some of the notes that flow from this supple, inviting Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2009 the blend is 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016. (Dec 2011)

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