Kent Rasmussen Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
The 2019 KRW Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of wines from two vineyards in Napa Valley - Rutherford and Coombsville. Each has a distinctive character: Rutherford's fruit and complexity, and Coombsville's amazing brambly structure. The combination produces a deep, luscious wine brimming with rich fruit and cedar flavors. It is without question, one of the finest vintages of Cabernet Kent Rasmussen Winery has made. Each lot was fermented and barreled separately, then after about nine months blended together to age and mellow in each other's company.
On the palate, this wine offers the quintessential Cabernet panoply of flavors: amazingly deep and complex layers of black currant, black cherry, plum and dark chocolate, all supported by a tannic foundation that will allow it to stand up to savory grilled meats, like well-spiced tri-tip or a fat-marbled ribeye steak. It tastes awfully good all on its own - unlike many of its more aggressive and rough-edged brethren.