- 2009 Stefania Cabernet Sauvignon Crimson Clover - USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Clara Valley (4/1/2012)
Arrived last week, I let it sit a few days before opening.
Another stunner from Paul & Stef. Very dark, quite opaque. Nose of deep rich fruit, some high tones there too. This is smooth as silk on the palate- rich & deep but balanced by good acidity. Medium tannins, this could benefit from some time but it's really delicious now. If I tasted this blind I'd probably guess 97 or 2001 Napa cab, not because of the age but because of the rich and elegant new world fruit. Some of the Santa Cruz high tones are there, but it's deeper than that and doesn't have that eucalyptus profile. Drink now or hold for a dozen or so years. (93 pts.)
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