Like it or not, the week has pretty much gotten away from us. Fortunately, there are plenty of Napa Valley related stories out there…
2005 Sequoia Grove Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Earlier this week the Washington Times ran a review of the 2005 Sequoia Grove Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. While we’ve not tried this wine personally, we did have (and enjoy) the 2004 vintage, which comes in at exactly the same price point ($34 per 750ml bottle). Here’s the key excerpt:
A well-established Napa winery, Sequoia Grove seems to be enjoying a renaissance, of sorts, these days, as the red wines go from strength to strength with each succeeding vintage. This 2005 version offers multiple layers of fruit and spice, with deep flavors and excellent balance. Delicious now, it should age well for a good decade, so feel free to save it for a special occasion.
Full article is here.
Trinchero Napa Valley examined
Michael Hastings of the Winston-Salem Journal had an interesting piece on a wine seminar put on by the folks at Trinchero Napa Valley. After tasting a total of nine of the Trinchero Family branded wines (3 sauvignon blancs, 3 merlots and 3 cabernet sauvignons–one each from Folie a Deux, Napa Cellars and Trinchero Napa Valley), Hastings attempted to make some conclusions:
My first conclusion is that all of the wines are consistent to their brands. Folie a Deux tends to offer bold, almost extreme examples of varietal characteristics. Napa Cellars aims for lush fruit bombs. Trinchero takes a more refined, elegant and old-school approach.
Now, we’re not so sure Napa Cellars aims for “lush fruit bombs”, but do go read the full article here, it’s quite interesting.