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Snowden Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2009

Who doesn't want a "drop-dead gorgeous" wine?!

We have just secured more of the 2009 Reserve Snowden Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a great little vineyard that is really off the beaten path alongside the cult icon Sloan has been capturing the wine world's attention year after year. From being a great vineyard to being made by Diana Snowden Seysses, yes the wife of Domaine Dujac’s Jeremy Seysses. The Snowden wines have been captivating and catching plenty of attention.

The good thing is…the wine is really good and according to Mr. Galloni at the Wine Advocate the 2009 Reserve is "drop-dead gorgeous."

"Snowden Vineyards lies in one of the more remote corners of Napa Valley, next to Sloan and Hall on one of its borders. Unpaved roads accessible only by 4x4 lead to the hillside vineyards. Over the last few years, the Snowden family has made significant investments with the goal of improving viticulture. As for the wines, they are terrific and getting better under the leadership of Diana Snowden Seysses, who also makes wine in Burgundy with her husband, Jeremy Seysses of Domaine Dujac. Talk about a power couple! …

The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is drop-dead gorgeous. Dark red fruit, tobacco, flowers and licorice emerge from this massive, powerful wine. The Reserve fleshes out beautifully on the palate as the fruit gains dimension and volume. Hints of licorice, menthol and tar wrap around the powerful, structured finish. This is a dazzling showing from Snowden. The 2009 harvest was not an easy one, but Diana Snowden Seysses did a brilliant job coping with the October rains. In 2009 the blend is 75.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19.1% Merlot, 3.8% Cabernet Franc and 1.6 % Petit Verdot…94+." Antonio Galloni the Wine Advocate 12/11.

This is one to stock up one as not only is it a very good bottle of wine but this is one of the few Reserve Napa Valley Cabernets that is under $100 per bottle!

Chin, Chin,
Jeremy