2009 Round Pond Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Napa Valley
Robert Parkers Wine Advocate: 92pts & Wine Spectator: 90pts. With a blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec, this wine evolves dramatically from its first few moments in the glass. Initial top notes of Spanish lavender and brambles are followed by graphite, Asian plum, and cassis. Moments later, inviting fragrances of burnt vanilla caramel greet the taster. Flavors are reminiscent of mocha dusted bakers chocolate and dark cherries.