Grapelive: Wine of the Week

2480.gif2005 Hollywood & Vine 2480 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley (By Celia Masyczek)
From special lots of fruit, including Scarecrow, are crafted by Celia Masyczek to make this awesome Cabernet. She also makes Scarecrow, Keever, Lindstrom and her new label Corra after being with Dr. Stephens, Staglin and others, and is one of the best Cabernet Sauvignon winemakers in Napa! This is a classic modern Cabernet with full body and layers of thick fruit, Blackberry, cassis, mocha, plum, currants and creamy vanilla all unfold in lush style with ripe smooth tannins that hold everything together. The nose takes awhile to develop in its youth, but after some air there is pretty floral notes to go with the bitter chocolate and smoky sweet oak shadings. This thick and rich wine is a cult hit and offers great depth and still regarded as one of the best kept secrets in Top Class Cabernet. ($85 Est.) 95 Points, grapelive

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