Archive for July 24th, 2010


in pursuit of the juiciest wine: day thirty-four

Rutherford Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2007Yesterday’s Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley was awesome, so I’m going to try another. This time Rutherford Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2007.

This will be quick. Allons-y.

This has a thick two-layered meniscus. Clear up top and pinkish on the bottom. It’s not as opaque as I would expect from a cab. I can see through it from top to bottom, barely, but I can. But if I add those two perceptions together, I conclude with a wine that is probably still a bit young.

Nonetheless, it is open. So allons-y, again.

There is some pepper on the nose. There are juicy cherries and plums. Red, bright cherries. Way back is some bacon, too. Salty bacon.

At this stage, about 15 minutes, it is also like the Hall Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 was 15 minutes in – dry and juicy.

A cab usually has a bigger body than this, but I can deal with the body. It resembles a Merlot body to me and Merlot texture.

It has a tart finish.

The nose is definitely the best part of this wine. I like the texture and it tastes good. The finish is tart and a little distracting.

Another 15 minutes passes. . . .

The bottle has been open for about 30 minutes now. The tart finish is fading away but is still there. This is much more enjoyable.

This is getting pretty good. I’m starting too like it. I’ll probably get this again because the nose is beautiful, and in the mouth, the body, texture, and taste are enjoyable. I’ll ignore the finish.//

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