Monday, July 26, 2021

Parady Family Wines Ore Cart Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012

This is Napa Cabernet as I remember it from the late 1970s and early 1980s--before winemakers started competing for Parker points by making their wines riper and increasingly plush. It has everything I expect from a good Cabernet. Reminds me of Burgess Cellars wines from 1977, 1978 and 1979.

Deep and velvety color. Classic Cabernet bouquet of black and red currants, cassis and cofee. Ripe flavors but good acid balance and structure. Black and red fruit, coffee and chocolate. Medium long finish.

The winery is located on Howell Mountain and the grapes come from 50-year-old hillsidevineyards. It is aged for 26 months in 100% French oak, 55% new. 

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