One of the newer entrants into the local winery scene is Black Stallion Winery, which is located at 4089 Silverado Trail in Napa. For a while after opening, Black Stallion hadn’t produced any of its own wines, but is now out with the second release of its Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. To-date, the wines are only available at the winery or by purchase through the website.
The new ’04 Cab ($65 per 750ml bottle) is made up of 96% cabernet sauvignon and 4% merlot and was aged for 21 months in 100% French oak. The fruit comes from the Stag’s Leap District and the eastern Napa Valley area of Coombsville and the wine is 14.5% alcohol by volume.
Here’s an excerpt from the winemaker’s notes:
This well-structured, medium-bodied Cabernet exhibits extracted fruit along with subtleness, finesse and mature tannins. It displays aromas and flavors of red cherry, raspberry and currant, underscored by cinnamon, cracked pepper and vanilla. Serve with prime rib, filet, lamb or game birds such as pheasant and duck. Also a good complement to cheeses such as camembert or brie.
Further details can be found here.
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