2010 J. Davies Cabernet Sauvignon, Diamond Mountain District

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An excellent wine last night brought by our friends the Besst’s. This wine (and a couple of others) made the evening so very enjoyable. The J. Davies Vineyards located on Diamond Mountain in the northwest corner of Napa valley, is made of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Malbec. On the eyes was an extremely dark with medium heavy viscosity. On the nose, with dark chocolate, tobacco and plum awakens the senses. On the palate, those aromas burst on to the mouth along with black cherry, plum and oak is sneaking around in the background. The long and refined finish highlighted the multi-layered and complexity of this vintage with soft and round tannins. This was paired with a Chaka marinated tri-tip, seared on the outside with garlic roasted potatoes and salad. Also we were tasting another Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and a Petit Verdot to determine the “best pairing”. The 2010 J. Davies was indeed the winner!




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