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2003 Peju Cabernet Sauvignon - Estate, Napa Valley CA

Better late than never on this post I guess.  We finally cracked open a bottle of what has been my favorite cab for the last year after enjoying a few glasses at District wine bar in our neighborhood.

We decided to bring this bottle to our Valentine's dinner this year at Incanto restaurant in Noe Valley.  A very full-bodied cab that would probably be even better after a few more years of aging.  I tasted chocolate, blueberry, dark fruit and it had a nice finish.  It went well with our Italian meal.  I guess I had really high hopes after enjoying this wine at both the winery in Napa and at District wine bar.  

If you ever get a chance to stop by the winery in Napa, I highly recommend it.  The grounds around the winery make for a great setting to wine taste - with fountains and tables outside.  The inside of the tasting room is pretty great too.  When Rachel and I stopped by last spring, it was during the tail end of a weekend trip to Mendocino.  My goal was to make just a few stops on the way back to San Francisco to pick up some bottles at select wineries.  I was suffering from a cold - which made tasting a bit challenging but this wine was so great I bought two bottles.  I've since recommended this winery to a few people traveling to Napa and it's resulted in one friend joining their wine club.  We'll definitely be back and I'm going to hold on to the other Estate Cab I have on hand and enjoy in a couple of years.

I'm unable to find tasting notes on this particular bottle but here are notes for a comparable cab, albeit $25 more in price. Winery Map.

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