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White Cottage Estate Risa Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Lightly aromatic with herbal and broken basalt aromas over a bed of licorice-tinged blackcurrant and baked plum notes. This shows nice detail and freshness on the nose. A bit tight on entry, showing slightly coiled in the mouth with integrated acids and abundant if soft and polished tannins. The feel is light but not lightweight, with good tension, allowing the wine to deliver some well defined flavors of blackberry, red plum, and earth all topped with a well managed dose of baking spices. The finish is very fresh with a hint of heat perhaps, but excellent inner mouth perfume, persistence and detailed berry fruits with a touch of root beer and maraschino cherry. In context this might be a little lean and a touch austere, but it fit right in my sweet spot. 91pts

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Region: USA » California » Napa County

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Winery: White Cottage
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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White Cottage Ranch is an organic, biodynamic estate vineyard and winery in the Howell Mt appellation of Napa Valley. Our focus is Cabernet Sauvignon.

Editorial Reviews for White Cottage Estate Risa Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,026
4.50 5
02/27/2013

Lightly aromatic with herbal and broken basalt aromas over a bed of licorice-tinged blackcurrant and baked plum notes. This shows nice detail and freshness on the nose. A bit tight on entry, showing slightly coiled in the mouth with integrated acids and abundant if soft and polished tannins. The feel is light but not lightweight, with good tension, allowing the wine to deliver some well defined flavors of blackberry, red plum, and earth all topped with a well managed dose of baking spices. The finish is very fresh with a hint of heat perhaps, but excellent inner mouth perfume, persistence and detailed berry fruits with a touch of root beer and maraschino cherry. In context this might be a little lean and a touch austere, but it fit right in my sweet spot. 91pts




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