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, J Davies
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J Davies, Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley

J Davies, Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley
Decanter average score: 17.75pts/20 (92/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: Stephen Brook 17.5 Yohann Jousselin MS 18 David Motion 17.5
Tightly wound deep, lush fruit with touches of bacon and chocolate. Good attack; supple, concentrated, with ripe tannins, fresh acidity and spice on the finish with a hint of Turkish Delight. Shows finesse, great balance and complexity.
Price POA Vineyard Cellars
Drink 2013–2025
Alc 14.5%