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Professional Ratings: 90 International Wine Cellar
Region: Napa Valley, California
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Other Info: Collectible Wines
Style: Big & Bold
Item no. 116925
Brimming with ripe fruit flavors, our 2003 vintage displays classic elegance framed in supple, smooth tannins that coat the palate in a fine-tuned embrace. This silky-smooth structure supports complex layers of spice, chocolate, cassis, black cherry, coffee and herbs. Reflecting our embrace of biodynamic and organic viticultural techniques, the wine is quite balanced—with all the elements residing harmoniously. We believe it offers a drinking experience that will serve up enormous pleasure today and for many years to come.
Deep, bright ruby-red. A real potpourri of a nose: clove, cinnamon, sandalwood, orange peel and licorice. Then sweet, round and rich, but with very strong, if not exotic, oak spices; I was reminded of mulled cider. Fairly large-scaled for a cabernet from this estate. Finishes with a note of chocolate and supple tannins that coat the entire mouth. The Grace cabernet appears to be sacrificing some floral delicacy in favor of more sweetness and weight, partly through the use of a higher percentage of new oak.