Tuesday, March 21, 2006
A Tale of Two Cabs
It was the best of wines; it was the worst of wines. Oberon Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 (~$24): full-bodied, nice berry fruit, just enough tannin and acidity to make you go "Yum." Ray's Station Vineyards Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 ( ~$15): no body, no fruit, with enough astringency to make you go "let's open a different wine." When given a choice, I generally go for a Sonoma Cab over a Napa Cab. Not this time. Here's hoping that you are enjoying a wine that makes you go "Yum!"