The wine is a typically bright ruby red, with opaque density and color, which leads to a nice array of aromas: sweet black currant jam, with hints of black cherry and flowers. There is much fruit in the nose, not unexpected considering the excellent ripeness achieved in this vintage. The unique blend of soils in their vineyard leads to very pleasing layers of complexity, and I particularly like the evident menthol-cedar note attributable to the volcanic soil component. On the palate it delivers intense, broad and sweet fruit, layered with spicy cherry, and even a bit of chocolate. The overall structure is ripe and rich, pure and well delineated. It is very much in the Montelena Estate style, in which vineyard flavors drive the wine. It is a very structured Cabernet from a great growing year, and it will greatly reward you after a few more years of cellaring.
Colonial Spirits is the premier liquor store in the Greater Boston area. We carry wine, beer, liquor, cigars, kegs & champagne, offer liquor & wine shipping, host wine, beer & liquor tastings, employ knowledgeable staff, including beer experts, wine enthusiasts & liquor connoisseurs, and even provide a clean can & bottle recycling and redemption center. Visit the store on Rt 2A in Acton for the best selection in the area, or order online for shipping, delivery & in-store pickup.
President - Tim has been at Colonial Spirits for over 10 years. He now acts as the resident whisk(e)y expert & spirits buyer.
Front End Manager - Craft beer and spirits enthusiast, Ty manages the front end to ensure the best customer experience.
Assistant Manager - Ask Chris about spirits (especially aged) & beer (any type). He's also a good choice for a wine recommendation.
Wine Director - Nic has made more than a career out of wine, it is a way of life. Old World or New, he is happy to help make your selection.
Assistant Manager - Aaron knows his way around the store and can help you discover new wines or bring you up to speed on today's best beers.