Tuesday, January 05, 2010

2003 Cenit

"Made from 60- to 100-year-old ungrafted Tinta de Toro vines, the 2003 Cenit boasts outstanding concentration as well as beautiful intensity, purity, and texture. This opaque purple-tinged effort reveals notes of graphite, kirsch liqueur, blackberries, and smoky oak. Rich, full-bodied, and impressive, it can be drunk now or cellared for 10-12 years." -90 Points - Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate

Sunday, January 03, 2010

2006 Mica Napa Cabernet

"Following in the footsteps of Buccella is the Mica (pronounced mee-cah), which is produced by the winemaking team from Buccella with consulting winemaker Celia Welch Masyczek. The 2006 Mica is the inaugural release of the baby Buccella. This wine has beautiful richness of black fruits, silky mouthfeel and long lingering finish that makes this a sensational wine at a great price. 90% Cabernet, 4% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cab Franc and 1% Malbec. " Wine store in California sent this blind. Very fine. About $60.