Sunday, August 8, 2010

V. Sattui Cabernet Sattui Family

V. Sattui Winery
Cabernet Sauvignon
Sattui Family
St. Helena, California, USA
$16.00 -- Sattui Winery, St. Helena, CA

Color: Deep garnet
Nose: Cherry, vanilla, sage
Body: Full
Front: Cherry
Middle: Hazelnut, cherry pie
Back: Blackberry, cigar wrapper, firm tannins
Burns clean?: Yes
Cap: Cork

It's another excellent 2007 Napa Cabernet. It was good with grilled ribeye (note the alcohol content under 14, which helps it pair well with food). My normal tendency with Sattui wines is to downplay their excellence in fear of drawing too much attention to them, but I have it on authority that there's a lot of the '07 harvest to go around, so this time I'll share.

Now, yer wine snobs aren't going to like this one much--indeed, they'll poo-poo many Sattui wines, I'd guess--but since there aren't many wine snobs in the world, we have little to worry about.