Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009: panel tasting results

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High alcohols and uneven quality in the generic-level wines marred what was otherwise a fine tasting, with our experts recommending most wines for good medium-term drinking. See the top 18 Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009 wines here...
Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009, Lokoya
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Lokoya, Mount Veeder, Napa Valley

Lokoya, Mount Veeder, Napa Valley
Decanter average score: 17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: Stephen Brook 17.5 Yohann Jousselin MS 17.5 David Motion 16
Rich tarry blackcurrant nose, dense and imposing. Truckloads of high-quality oak and powerful black fruit with a textured earthiness. A touch extracted, but there’s persuasive fruit here and a long, robust finish. Needs time before it’s truly ready.
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Drink 2015–2028
Alc 14.4%