Irony Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Napa Valley

The wine is quite dark in color. On the nose are some mild cab notes. On the mid pallet are some distinctive Napa cab tastes, lots of dark fruits, cherries and the like. Not the most fruit forward or boisterous of all that I have had but quite nice. On the finish there are some tart flavors that quickly overwhelm the lovely fruit. I suspect this wine maybe a bit young. The tannins are getting in the way. I let this breath for 1/2 an hour, I suspect I should have done longer. Some aging would also help. the review below says “moderating acidity” and I can definitely go with that description. I would give it an 89 or so. Quite good. And even better with patience I suspect!

Update: Two days after opening it the wine has improved nicely. The fruit is not as vibrant but the tartness has all but vanished. Very nice wine.

What had to say:
Irony Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Napa Valley. Alluring aromas of dark berry fruit and vanilla segue this lovely expression of California Cab at an attractive price. The flavours of black currant minty cherry and hints of savoury spice and herbs are delivered on a nicely textured mouth feel balanced by moderating acidity. The tannins are plush and supple and the finish lengthy and fruity. Give this a go with steak-frites. (Vic Harradine) (025106) $19.95 Featured 11/21/2009. 4.5/5 stars
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