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Quickfire Top Chef Napa Cabernet 2009

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Deep ruby with hues of purple. Layers of cassis, cocoa, blueberry and hints of vanilla aromas. Rich berry flavors with firm tannins. This Cabernet will allure you with its silky tannins and substantial finish.

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Terlato Family Vineyards:
After 50 years in the wine industry, wine is still an inspiration for me. Every vintage brings an anticipation and excitement. After all, it’s a new birth. When I discovered Pinot Grigio in Italy, I was taken by its fresh aromas, its crispness, freshness and the way it paired effortlessly with foods. It was virtually unknown when I brought it to the United States in 1979. Not surprisingly, a... Read more
After 50 years in the wine industry, wine is still an inspiration for me. Every vintage brings an anticipation and excitement. After all, it’s a new birth. When I discovered Pinot Grigio in Italy, I was taken by its fresh aromas, its crispness, freshness and the way it paired effortlessly with foods. It was virtually unknown when I brought it to the United States in 1979. Not surprisingly, an entire nation of wine drinkers embraced Pinot Grigio for the same reasons I did. Today Pinot Grigio is the most requested wine in fine restaurants, and Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio is the quality leader for the varietal. The U.S. was introduced to a new wine, as well as a new level of quality from Italy. I still feel about it today the same way I did the first time I tasted it. When I tasted Syrah from the Rhone Valley, dense, rich and aromatic, it immediately captured my fascination as well. It was a wine that I knew could stand alongside the best of another classic, Cabernet Sauvignon, because the taste profiles were similar: dense, rich and aromatic. We have fashioned our Syrah along those same lines. Of course, like most wine lovers, I have had a lifelong love affair with Bordeaux, the aristocracy of red wines, a blend of classic varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Angels’ Peak is the first of three blends we will introduce. When my sons and I decided to become vintners, our winemaking team found the right soil, and climate conditions that suited our needs. We planted some vineyards, bought others and Terlato Vineyards was born. It is small venture, but a sincere tribute to the wines and winemakers who have inspired us for decades. I regard these winemakers as artists and dreamers. I know this is true because now I am a winemaker myself. I want Terlato Vineyards to stand among the finest wines in the world, with those crafted by my friends. 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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Editorial Reviews for Quickfire Top Chef Napa Cabernet

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,384
4.50 5
01/14/2014

Tight and low on the nose with subtle aromas of milk chocolate and dried herbs adding detail to the vanilla and sweet black cherry core on the nose. The oak is well used here but does lend a notable baking spice quality, toasty and sweet to the nose. Rather cool and focused in the mouth, deep with fine acids and polished tannins supporting subtle blueberry and blackberry fruit on the palate. There’s a hint of herbaceousness that keeps this fresh and structurally this is rather crisp and focused with good length to the clear and bright blackberry black cherry toned finish. This is what you should buy in a steak house. 92pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,384
4.60 5
01/14/2014

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Quickfire Top Chef Napa Cabernet

External Review
Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
03/17/2013

Dark chocolate and bright red fruit aromas, with hints of tobacco.The mid palate has a rich texture, very well balanced. Notes of dark cherry and liquorish flavors on the mouth, with velvety tannins and a lingering finish.


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Source: NapaCabs.com
09/12/2011

Top Chef, Bravo's James Beard Award-winning food show, selected the Terlato Wine Group to craft elegant wines that are refined, well balanced and food friendly. Deep ruby with hues of purple. Layers of cassis, cocoa, blueberry and hints of vanilla aromas. Rich berry flavors with firm tannins. This cabernet will allure you with its silky tannins and substantial finish.



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Tasting Notes:

COLOR Intense, concentrated ruby AROMA Black currant, black cherry, and cedar with jammy hints TASTE Complex, with a mix of spice, loamy earth, dried herb and berry accompanied by a touch of sage and chicory, and ending with a drying aftertaste.

Deep ruby with hues of purple. Layers of cassis, cocoa, blueberry and hints of vanilla aromas. Rich berry flavors with firm tannins. This Cabernet will allure you with its silky tannins and substantial finish.

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