Tasting notes Napa cabs – and more

Dozens of Napa Vintners were in New York all week, promoting their wines. Had a chance to check out current releases from a lot of wineries. Some great discoveries – and re-discoveries like:
2005 Cain Five
2006 Cliff Lede cab sauv
Cathy Corison’s 2004 cab (and some of her older vintages which she says tend to “blossom” at different times in their lives, “like a string of lights”)
Cuvaison’s 2007 Carneros chard
Darioush’s 2004 cab sauv
Franciscan’s 2005 Magnificat blend and Stylus (cab sauv)
Larkin’s several 2006 Cab Franc – and other reds
Miner Family Vineyards’ 2005 The Oracle (drink 2009-2029)
Trefethen 2007 Dry Riesling (more off-dry, to me)
Trinchero 2005 Petit Verdot (100% ?!)
Work Vineyard’s easy 2007 sauv blanc
Also following:
Bennet Lane (need more Maximus White Feasting Wine on the market – not the red, just the white, please)
Fantesca, now with Heidi Barrett as winemaker
Honig’s reds
Howell at the Moon (not just for its great label with dog Tyson howling)

Tres Sabores (some regular, some biodynamic)

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