Levendi Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Sweetwater Ranch 2005
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.
This wine is 6 years old now and still huge, but well balanced with respect to tannin/acidity/glycerin/fruit. I tasted it over 5 days left on the counter at 70 degrees, corked. No decrease in intensity, and marked improvement in taste/smell/feel. This wine will age for a long time, though with food, at present, it is wonderful. A great bargain at 26 dollars--were I younger, I would wish for more than the 4 I have remaining.
Tasting from 375 ml bottle. Nice classic color. Interesting nose with winter spices, dark berries, and some green pepper. The pepper moves on to the palate along with plum and cassis. Oak toast is present in the finish, but not too prevalent. That goes to some very nice wild mint and dried cranberries and really long juicy acid that lingers even after the fruit has disapated.
If you like Napa Cab, Levendi would be hard to beat in its price range. lucas2100
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<p> <p>The Sweetwater Ranch vineyard produces grapes with intense flavors and individuality that sets it apart from other Napa Cabernets. These grapes possess intense flavors and overall balance, which makes Sweetwater Ranch a beautifully bold Cabernet Sauvignon.</p> <p> </p> </p>
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