This is special.
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.
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!