Twenty Rows Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2008
Bright black cherries lead the charge, followed by dusty cocoa and roasting coffee beans. Dense texture and a fine sense of balance enhance the pleasing aromatics of blackberry, currants, vanilla bean and dark chocolate. Approachable and immediately delicious. 2008 Twenty Rows Cabernet is an agile performer that will out-step many bigger, more overbearing California Cabernets.
Twenty Rows is a wonderful red wine that has everything you are looking for in a Cabernet. It is an amazing discovery that we feel will be a huge hit over the next few years.
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Twenty Rows Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Napa Valley, CaliforniaTwenty Rows Cabernet Sauvignon is an astounding value among Napa Valley Cabs and a true red wine gem. A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 3% Cab Franc and 2% Malbec, the Cabernet grapes come from two vineyard sources in Napa--Howell Mountain and Stag's Leap. The Merlot comes from Oak Knoll. The Cab Franc and Malbec are sourced from Mt Veeder. Winemaker Brian Nuss emphasizes tannin management as an important factor in producing powerful, yet elegant wines. Twenty Rows Cab was chosen #1 Wine in October 2006 by Food & Wine magazine! Only 9000 cases of the 2008 vintage were produced.Twenty Rows Cab has a beautiful deep crimson color with penetrating aromas that begin with black cherries, dusty cocoa and roasting coffee beans. It is bright yet plush, with black cherry, blackberry, currant, vanilla bean and dark chocolate, all neatly layered for complexity. Firm, solid tannins provide good structure, weight and a great mid-palate grip. A long, tantalizing finish rounds out this beautiful wine.Enjoy Twenty Rows Cabernet Sauvignon with a grilled steak, roast beef, sauteed Portobello mushrooms, or aged cheeses.