2009 Cornerstone Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Cornerstone Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

It was such a shame to have consumed this wine only three years after it went into the barrel. You can’t taste the vines from the trees, so often this is the unpleasant plight of wine reviewers. Oh there is plenty of fruit here and somewhere around 2014 -2015 this wine will be approaching its prime drinking window. Save a bottle/case until 2020 and your patience will be rewarded. Upon pulling the cork, you get beautiful fruit aromas of classic dark red berries, roasted fresh fennel and spice emanating from the glass. The flavors need a lot more time to develop so decant or aerate. The finish on the Cornerstone Napa Cabernet Sauvignon is long and shows good balance for the aggressive youthful tannins that will definitely fade and smooth over the next couple of years. If there was ever a wine that screams for a big slab of grilled beef this is it.

Rating: Very Good | $60 | 14.9% ABV

Cornerstone Napa Cabernet


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Marc has held almost every position in the food & wine industry and is committed to Celebrating Hospitality with Pride. In addition to being the co-founder and editor-at-large for Enobytes, Marc is a wine blogger contributor to OregonLive.com (Wine Bytes) and writes the Wine Knowledge column in the print magazine About Face. The Contra Costa County Times, San Jose Mercury News, Tacoma Times Tribune and Washington Post have either interviewed or quoted Marc on his viniferous and culinary opinions. Marc has also appeared on Portland's "Vine Time" on News Radio 750 KXL and on California's Central Coast "From the Growing of the Grape to the Glass" on KUHL-AM 1410. He is also the author of A History of Pacific Northwest Cuisine: Mastodons to Molecular Gastronomy. While continuing to tenaciously search for what he may finally proclaim as his favorite wine Marc is relentless in his quest for the ultimate food and wine experience.


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