We joined a small local wine shop. The main reason for this was variety. I think it’s important that you continue to try wines and styles from winemakers. Winemakers are like chefs, they have their own recipes. They can use the same varietal and produce a totally different wine. This is one of the things that fascinates me.
Deep color depth with a purple hue.
Aromatic, young-fruity with aromas of blueberry, cherry, spice, cassis, oak and a little jammy. I think the jammy notes comes from the higher alcohol.
Dry, full-bodied with great acidity. The tannins are medium and slightly astringent. Decant this one if you want to soften it. The Cabernet Sauvignon was rich with a great tannin structure. Nice mid-palate.
How much: $45.00 per bottle.
Region/Appellation: Napa Valley
Varietal composition: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 1% Merlot.
Barreled 18 months in 100% new American Oak.
The Honig wine paired well with our ribs. I rated the 2013 Honig Vineyard and Winery Cabernet Sauvignon four glasses. We need to visit the winery soon.
Life is too short to drink crappy wine. Expand your palate and keep trying.