Our inaugural 2009 District Collection Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon opens with classic aromas of blueberries and cassis while licorice and coffee notes come alive after a few swirls in the glass. The polished and sophisticated palate offers flavors of currant, cranberry and black cherry that lead to a long, streaming finish that is perfected by the striking balance of the wine’s acid and tannins. Enjoyable now, this wine will continue to develop over the next 10 years.
“Well-oaked, with toasty mocha and dill notes leading to a chocolate-laced core of dark berry. Firms on the finish, ending with spicy, chewy tannins and excellent length. Drink now through 2012.” – J.L.
93 Points – Wine Spectator