Thursday, August 21, 2008

2003 Ledgewood Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

This is special.

2003 Ledgewood Creek Cab Sauvignon

NH and I opened some vino while playing our new Wine Smarts trivia game. We've been given a few bottles of wine recently as gifts, and we cannot remember who this particular one was from (we're so sorry!) If you know who you are, THANK YOU!!!

This is our first Ledgewood Creek wine; no doubt we will visit their Napa tasting room on our next trip. This 2003 was their first release of Cabernet Sauvignon. Currently you can purchase 2005's Cab on their website.

Wine Stopper

One taste and I knew we were drinking something great. It could be the year; we aren't sure. This is probably the most mature bottle of cabernet we've ever had.

This Cabernet has rich flavor. There is an initial burst of dark cherries and plum, followed by toasty caramel. Its age seems to have given the different notes time to blend more harmoniously than a younger wine.

Had we realized we were opening a gem, we probably would have picked something else and saved this for a more special occasion. As it was, this wine ended up turning our uneventful Sunday into a memorable one. And I will be searching the internet for another bottle to purchase!

Wine Corks

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3 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

I love how you store the corks!

Mo said...

I've heard that '03 was a superb year for Napa Cabs.
I too, think we should save those great bottles for special occasions, but will sometimes say what the heck, opening a great bottle of wine and enjoying it with someone you love, is a special occasion. ;)

Tom Aarons said...

I love the truly good things that come as a surprise! All the more wonderful for not knowing their coming! :)