Promontory Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2009

Ratings on Delectable

Lee Pitofsky Delectable Pro

09 was my favorite out of a lineup consisting of a barrel sample, 12 and 14. Savory and smokey.

09 was my favorite out of a lineup consisting of a barrel sample, 12 and 14. Savory and smokey.

9.4

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

The florals from this vineyard astound. More cassis than currants then were in the 08. Ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, blueberries, strawberries, cranberries notes, olallieberries, slight liqueur, cigar, light dry top soils, saddle-wood, dark rich soils, dark floral, blue flowers, violets and unstated lavender. The body is amazing but lighter than the 08. The tannins much rounder, softer and velvety. The fruits riper. The 09 is the dictionary definition of elegance. It’s drinking better now than the 08 but, the 08 will outshine the 09. Ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, blueberries, plum, strawberries, cherries, cranberries notes, olallieberries, mocha, slight liqueur, cigar, light dry top soils, dry crushed rock powder, tobacco, saddle-wood, dark rich soils, forest floor, dark floral, blue flowers, violets and bright, brilliant lavender. The acidity again brilliant. The finish leaves me speechless. Photos of, the view and waterfall from Promontory. They keep environment simple and zen like. It’s a peaceful place. The large Austrian oak vessels they age their wines in for 30 plus months. They find they work better with the fruit from their terroir. I couldn’t argue that philosophy based on what I tasted. They also hold their wine another year in bottle before they release. Two photos of the grounds just outside the winery. Beautiful spot.

The florals from this vineyard astound. More cassis than currants then were in the 08. Ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, blueberries, strawberries, cranberries notes, olallieberries, slight liqueur, cigar, light dry top soils, saddle-wood, dark rich soils, dark floral, blue flowers, violets and unstated lavender. The body is amazing but lighter than the 08. The tannins much rounder, softer and velvety. The fruits riper. The 09 is the dictionary definition of elegance. It’s drinking better now than the 08 but, the 08 will outshine the 09. Ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, blueberries, plum, strawberries, cherries, cranberries notes, olallieberries, mocha, slight liqueur, cigar, light dry top soils, dry crushed rock powder, tobacco, saddle-wood, dark rich soils, forest floor, dark floral, blue flowers, violets and bright, brilliant lavender. The acidity again brilliant. The finish leaves me speechless. Photos of, the view and waterfall from Promontory. They keep environment simple and zen like. It’s a peaceful place. The large Austrian oak vessels they age their wines in for 30 plus months. They find they work better with the fruit from their terroir. I couldn’t argue that philosophy based on what I tasted. They also hold their wine another year in bottle before they release. Two photos of the grounds just outside the winery. Beautiful spot.

9.8

Alyse Thomas Delectable Pro

So rich & decadent

So rich & decadent

9.4

Konrad Michels

Big, huge wine. Tons of fruit, and strong tannins. Already a huge, complex wine, that will most certainly age spectacularly well.

Big, huge wine. Tons of fruit, and strong tannins. Already a huge, complex wine, that will most certainly age spectacularly well.

9.8

Greg Gregory Delectable Pro

Wood has finally begun to integrate. Drinking MUCH better than a year ago.

Wood has finally begun to integrate. Drinking MUCH better than a year ago.

9.3

Greg Gregory Delectable Pro

Needs LOTS of time. As in a decade minimum.

Needs LOTS of time. As in a decade minimum.

9.3

Martin G Rivard Delectable Pro

It's a baby Harlan, LOL Not as great as it's older sibling but incredible nonetheless

It's a baby Harlan, LOL Not as great as it's older sibling but incredible nonetheless

9.5

Greg Gregory Delectable Pro

PBFW Kostow dinner.

PBFW Kostow dinner.

9.0

Martin G Rivard Delectable Pro

Opened it for a tasting and not sure if the juice was worth the price. Great Cabernet but there are a lot of better cabs in this price range. A little disappointed.

Opened it for a tasting and not sure if the juice was worth the price. Great Cabernet but there are a lot of better cabs in this price range. A little disappointed.

9.0

Greg Gregory Delectable Pro

Needs to shed some oak. Have heard the 10 and 11 are much better.

Needs to shed some oak. Have heard the 10 and 11 are much better.

8.9

Location

  • 606A West 28th Street
    New York, NY 10001

  • Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 11am - 8pm
    Saturday: 12pm - 8pm
    Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

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