Friday, June 15, 2018

A Few Napa Valley Wines by Philip S. Kampe

A Few Napa Valley Wines to Consider

Before leaving for Portugal-I'm there now, I received my Fathers Day gift beforehand.

What was it? Three wines that I had mentioned might be a good gift for the holiday.

Three Napa Valley Wines that I have heard about and wanted to try.
Charles Krug Family Reserve Generations 2014
Hunt & Harvest Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Long Meadow Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Having ample curiosity, I sampled, let's say drank all three before departing for Porto, Portugal.

This is what I learned:


The Charles Krug Family Reserve Generations 2014 ($35) is a Bordeaux blend that is full-bodied, well balanced with toasty oak and silky tannins. The long finish of vanilla and ripe dark fruits flow seamlessly with this 15% alcohol wine.


Long Meadow Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 ($45).  Soft tannins and youthful, this 13.5% alcohol wine suggests complexity and balance with each sip. Ripe cherries coat your palate persisitantly during the long, pleasing finish. Their motto is: 'Excellence through Responsible Farming' hold true with this pure pleasure.


Hunt Harvest Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 ($25) is a fruit forward, light tannin Cabernet Sauvignon that is an easy drinking and smooth wine. I found this to be a perfect food friendly wine.

Fathers Day came early for me....thanks to Napa Valley.




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