Optima cab 2009
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2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

$40

By: Optima Winery

In: Alexander Valley, Sonoma, CA

750mL / 14.5% ABV

Buy this Cab and pair it with a heavy gourmet dish - this wine has the power to go with any hearty meal

Experience

This is an intense Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, perfect for pairing with a flavorful meal. Definitely decant as this wine is quite tannic. Great bold Cabernet flavors and good acid make this a wine that will stand up to any meal. Definitely has the potential for aging.

Winery

The story of how the founder of Optima Winery won over his wife is too good of a story not to tell. Mike Duffy had been making amazing Optima wines since 1984, but didn't meet his eventual wife until 2000 when he picked Nicol's son to play for a traveling soccer team that he coached. One night, after getting to know each other, Nicol invited Mike to dinner and pulled out a bottle of Optima Russian River Chardonnay. Mike promptly explained to her that Optima was his winery and he made that wine. After hearing that, she knew she had to marry him, so in 2001 Mike and Nicol got married at a winery in Healdsburg. Now THAT is the power of craft wine!

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