2009 J. Davies Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley
Reviews, Sell Sheets & Shelf Talkers
"Although restrained, the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Malbec, exhibits wonderful flowery notes along with an elegant, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, sweet red and black currant and loamy, dusty, earthy notes intermixed with a hint of roasted herbs, and a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel."
“Give this dramatic young wine a little time in the decanter or the glass to get into stride. Right out of the bottle, it’s tough as nails, but a bit of breathing softens it, bringing out a vast core of sweet black currants. Lots of new oak adds to the sweetness in the form of buttered toast.”
“On the one hand very tannic and on the other a wine of considerable ripeness and very good Cabernet focus, this fleshy, fully extracted effort is one that demands a lengthy wait. It has the fruity depth and substance to comfortably age for a decade or more, and its wash of last-minute astringency suggests that it may well take that long before wholly rounding into shape.”
“This wine continues to improve. Supple, graceful and delicate, exhibiting a core of loamy earth, currant, herb and floral scents that retain their elegance on the finish.”
“Silky and focused with tangy plum, raspberry and cherry; supple, elegant and bright with lovely structure and notes of sweet oak; long and charming with aging potential.”
“The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon J. Davies emerges from the glass with freshly cut flowers, mint, plums and graphite. It is a sensual, delicate wine with plenty of depth, but in a less obvious style than so many other wines. It shows gorgeous finesse all the way through to the finish. This is an impressive showing.”