2009 Promontory - Napa Valley (94 pts) @promontorywine ℹ️

2009 Promontory - Napa Valley (94 pts) @promontorywine ℹ️

10/11/2021, 12:14:59 AM
2009 Promontory - Napa Valley (94 pts) @promontorywine ℹ️ This wine is simply labeled as a Napa Valley red wine but is mostly comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon with minor portions of other Bordeaux grape varieties. While the word Promontory means "headland," there is no water surrounding it, but it is an isolated area of the Napa Valley that a microcosm unto itself. The first commercial release of the wine was the 2009 vintage. In 2009, there were 60 different harvest passes in the vineyard, resulting in 40 separate vinifications. After a year of aging, the final blend was selected only using 21 of the vinifications. The wines are aged for five years in large neutral casks from Stockinger in Austria. Promontory is the first time winery to use Stockinger casks having them imported to the USA. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. 👁 Medium+ ruby color. 👃 Medium+ intensity on the nose. Aromas of ripe raspberry, red plum, black cherry, blackcurrant, thyme, mint, red licorice, leather, and peat. 👄 The wine is dry, medium+ acidity, medium+ drying tannins, high alcohol (14.5%), and full body. The texture is velvety and gorgeous on the palate. A long length finish of layers of black and red fruit, dried herbs, and leather. 🔔 The 2009 Promontory is impeccably made and provides a broad spectrum of pristine fruit, great energy with vibrant acidity, and an extremely long lingering finish. While I enjoyed the 2009 Promontory, it is a stellar wine, but I have to say some of the later vintages are even more compelling than this one. It's like jewelry shopping. You can only spot the nuanced differences when looking through a clear lens in comparison. Overall, I will say that these wines, in general, are a lot more approachable when young, than Bond and Harlan, probably due to the long aging in the Stockinger casks. This wine will age for decades. 💰~$750 #vin #lovewine #🍷 #wineterroir #wine #cultwine #promontory #rarewine #napa #napawine #cabernetsauvignon #winereview #tastingnotes #winelover #napavalley #napavalleywine

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