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Napa Chefs Pair For “Cabernet Season”
TASTE News Service, October 30, 2018 – From mid fall to spring, visitors come to the Napa Valley to enjoy Cabernet Season.
December 14, 2012 Wine Pick of the Week
2008 The Vineyard House
Producer: The Vineyard House
Appellation: St. Helena (Napa)
Suggested Retail: $200
“Though this wine is predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon (85%), the balance of its composition is from Cabernet Franc (6%), Merlot (6%) and Petit Verdot (3%).
“The Vineyard House Cabernet is the creation of Jeremy Nickel, son of the late Gil Nickel of Far Niente, Dolce and Nickel & Nickel renown. While $200 might seem a shocking price for such a recent entry to Napa's cult wine derby, The Vineyard House isn't overpriced by the standards of that club, nor of first-growth Bordeaux.
“This wine is voluptuous. Deep and rich aromas of Cabernet fill the nose. There's a whisper of pepper and brown spice here. Traditional Cabernet flavors reminiscent of cassis and blackberry predominate with a some herbal notes in background. The lush finish seems just a little bit sweet—no doubt more due to the 50% new oak than any residual sugar. If your habit is to spend two hundred bucks on a bottle of wine, this is a worthy candidate for your money. Though the 2008 Vinyeard House did taste wonderful in December of 2012, it really should be cellared for a few years so to approach its potential.”
Food affinity: It demands something special. Maybe a lamb dish cooked very slowly so that it's flavor is fully developed and is a match for the power of The Vineyard House.
June 1-4, 2017 Auction Napa Valley
Region: North Coast City: Napa Valley Contact: www.auctionnapavalley.org