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2018 Geodesy “Sage Ridge Vineyard” Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

14 days ago   |   By Drink Me

If you've never heard of Geodesy wines, the most important thing you need to know is that the company was founded with a purpose: to support young women in agriculture.
After having established and run an award-winning sparkling wine company - J Vineyards & Winery - for 30 years, Judy Jordan decided to make sure the next generation had their own opportunities, and plenty of encouragement along their journeys. This is where Geodesy's profits go. Geology + Odyssey = Geodesy.
Geodesy does produce wines in several different US regions. The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa's Sage Ridge...
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2017 Black Stallion Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

2017 Black Stallion Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

14 days ago   |   By Drink Me

PRODUCED BY: Black Stallion Estate Winery
This wine is best served as an aperitif, with a very slight chill and decanted or aerated. A pretty reserved wine, I found no real exuberant fruit - or even heat, despite it being 15 % alcohol. The first whiff shows acidity, then a tinge of the leather and dark fruit grown in the warm section of the Napa Valley. Aromas include baking spices and cassis. When the wine is aerated in the glass, some purple fruit begins to emerge. Finish is moderate, not outstanding.
PAIRING: I sampled this with a number of foods, and the best pairing was the simplest...
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