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V. Sattui Winery Red Blend Carneros Paradiso 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Dark coffee and oak on the nose, tight with reticent berry fruit and lots of pencil shavings. This shows off a rather bright character on entry. It is mostly closed today, but the structure is very well balanced and even at this stage lends some finesse to the palate. The fruit is obviously lurking deep in the wine’s core and the flashes of fruit are relatively fresh with a candied black cherry and cassis element that drives the wine across the palate before relenting to the rather stiff wood tannins on the finish. Time should be kind here, but today it is a bit tough and quite reticent. 87pts

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V. Sattui Winery:
V. Sattui Winery is a family-owned winery established in 1885 and located in St. Helena, the heart of California's famous Napa Valley. Our award-winning wines are sold exclusively at the winery and through our website direct to our customers. We have no outside distribution. The St. Helena location includes our stone Winery building and a large gourmet cheese shop and deli surrounded by two and a half acres of shaded picnic grounds.

Editorial Reviews for V. Sattui Winery Red Blend Carneros Paradiso

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
04/16/2012

Dark coffee and oak on the nose, tight with reticent berry fruit and lots of pencil shavings. This shows off a rather bright character on entry. It is mostly closed today, but the structure is very well balanced and even at this stage lends some finesse to the palate. The fruit is obviously lurking deep in the wine’s core and the flashes of fruit are relatively fresh with a candied black cherry and cassis element that drives the wine across the palate before relenting to the rather stiff wood tannins on the finish. Time should be kind here, but today it is a bit tough and quite reticent. 87pts


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Snooth User: JosephV77
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3.00 5
01/27/2013

Interesting classic Napa Cab along the lines of Silver Oak. It is a heavy drinking wine that could use a couple of years and I feel should be decanted. I drank this with a seared Moullard Duck Breast and finished the Duck with a red wine reduction I made from beef shank and mushrooms. Overall the heavy dinner complemented the wine with hints of strong tannins and taste of smoke and the barrel it was in. At the price point from the vineyard it is a little steep but has potential. I would say a nice St. Helena Cab.



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