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2009 Napa Valley Reserve

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Appellation: Napa Valley AVA

By: White Oak Vineyards & Winery

In: Healdsburg, CA

750mL / 14.1% ABV

Winestyr Review

This reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from White Oak is made from the best blocks of Cabernet from White Oak's Napa vineyards. It possesses big, bold Napa characteristics, but has aged enough to mellow bit. Indeed, it possess layers of complexity and deep fruit flavors, and while it certainly has more aging potential, it is drinking superbly now. Aged 18 months in Bordeaux style French and Hungarian oak barrels.

What We Love

  • Big Napa characteristics
  • Mellowed with age
  • Exquisitely balanced

Put this wine in a cold dark place for a special occasion in the future, serve it with your next rich steak dinner, or give it away as a gift for someone who deserves something special.

Experience

White Oak Vineyards & Winery owns roughly 750 acres of vineyards across Napa Valley, Alexander Valley, and the Russian River Valley. They only keep about 10% of their fruit to make their own wine and their wines are sophisticated, refined, and polished. The other 90% of White Oak's fruit is sold to some other prestigious producers. Their tasting room and winery, located on the outskirts of Healdsburg in Sonoma County, is a spectacular place.

Winery

Located in the heart of the Alexander Valley, White Oak Vineyards & Winery is dedicated to producing small quantities of distinguished wines from 750 acres of estate vineyards. Roughly 10% of this fruit is used in White Oak wines with the balance being sold to other well known wineries. Their Russian River Valley vineyards produce Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, while the Napa Valley vineyards produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. From the vineyards around the tasting room in Alexander Valley, White Oak produces a small bottling of their legendary old vine Zinfandel and two Reserve Bordeaux style blends which are only sold in the tasting room.

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