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Slingshot Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2011
Slingshot Winery Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Napa from three different esteemed vineyards. Primarily from the Julianna Vineyard in Pope Valley, this expressive Cab delivers the rich, upfront fruit of the northern Napa vineyard with the darker tones of the two more southerly mountain vineyards. Aged for 22 months in French barrels, 30% new.
Editorial Reviews for Slingshot Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Big youthful notes of sweet jammy black fruits, vanilla, jalepeno jelly and black spices greet the nose. This has a big, fruit forward entry with a touch of green pepper lurking under the rich black cherry fruit on the palate which turns a touch peppery and mineral on the finish. Recalling mountain grown fruit this is a touch simple the intelligent use of new French oak frames the bold fruit well. Enjoy this now for it’s full throttle appeal.87pts
The wine is a dark ruby in the glass, a classic Cabernet color. The nose, I must admit was surprising. It was a lovely combination of black fruit, blackberry and black cherry intermingled with a bit of anise, black pepper and a hint of mint. The taste was a blast of rich jammy fruit, much more like a Lodi Zinfandel than a Napa Cabernet, but that gracefully transitioned to some nice warm spice notes along with a bit of dusty limestone midpalate. The finish was quite nice, as the spice, vanilla and fruit made for a complex bit of flavor as the well structured tannins provided for a velvety, smooth, dry finish. See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2014/08/2011-slingshot-napa-valley-cabernet.html
Piquant yet subtle on the nose. Round olive leaf buttressed by sweet parsnip and rose. Recognizably Cab. A true visit to the Napa Valley.
Cory and Alexis Valentine, Juke Joint Party July 27, 2012
I tried this at a tasting last week and it was by far my favorite. I wound up buying two bottles. Nothing jumped out about the flavor or smell, but it was just enjoyable to drink.
Hot and smokey, but incredibly fruity. 2005 was clearly a hot, dry year in Napa. The fruit is slightly over ripe and comes over as slightly licoricey, but the sweet fruity finish is nice and the strong tannins give it potential.
External Reviews for Slingshot Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2007 Slingshot Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
In the mouth it feels round, with soft tannins punctuated by just enough acidity. Subtle berry and black cherry flavors combine with a touch of dark caramel and coffee. The long finish lingers with suggestions of vanilla and herbs.
A beautifully constructed and totally satisfying Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Do not hesitate to add this bottle to your cart! The nose is full of black raspberry and maraschino cherry. Don’t let the fruity nose or medium-light body fool you. This is packed with red and black currant, red and black raspberry, tobacco, cedar, spice box and saddle leather. The young tannins work beautifully with the flavors and the structure of the wine. Consistent throughout. This slingshot has hit the mark!
This is serious wine for not much money, and it is worthy of cellaring. Big and rich, it is loaded with deep cherry and plum. The wine comes from a property adjacent to Bryant and Della Valle. Good neighbors make good wine!
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