‘05 Napa Valley
$39.00 a bottle
I attended a great art and wine festival last Saturday in Bodega Bay, CA. This event had a lot of great wineries attending and great wines to taste. One wine I had tasted that afternoon that I really enjoyed but had never heard of their Winery was an ‘05 Cynthus, Napa Valley Cabernet. When I learned they specialized in Cabernet Sauvignon, I had to try. I was very pleasantly surprised how awesome their Cabernet was. I also was given a taste of their 2000 Cabernet which was also very good. Cynthus Cabernet comes from the Stagecoach Vineyard which is located in the rugged eastern hills of the Napa Valley. These low yielding vines in rocky clay volcanic soil makes this a great complex Cabernet. After tasting this wine and really enjoying it I was able to talk to the owner of the winery who very generously gave me a bottle of their not yet released 05 Cabernet. This Cabernet has an aroma of cigar box and light smoke. First tasting of light red berry with a strong oak, earthy taste. This Cabernet finishes with a smooth creamy, slightly chocolate taste. Cynthus Wines does not have a tasting room. They make and bottle their wines in Graton, CA. You can purchase Cynthus wines online and I definitely recommend thier Napa Valley Cabernet.