Happy New Year to everyone, hope you all had as nice a holiday season as me. I pretty much took the period from Thanksgiving to New Years as a little holiday from blogging too. Too much goin on ya know.
In keeping with my resolution to enjoy every day and not wait for that special occasion to enjoy that special wine I now share with you Pina Cabernet D’Adamo. My personal favorite cab., and my thoughts as to what the others strive to be.
Pina winery sits on the Silverado trail just out of Rutherford, who could ask for a better pedigree. The winery is owned and operated by four brothers. The family history in Napa goes back generations. A leading and very well respected family in many different aspects of wine making and vineyard management.
Anna Monticelli is the wine maker. And what a pedigree she carries. Degrees in viticulture and enology, honing her craft in Bordeaux and studying under some of the best known names in wine. She is also married to Mario, the winemaker at Trinchero. Oh to be a fly on the wall when they are enjoying a glass.
Now to the wine. The nose exudes fresh ripe fruit; cherry, strawberry, a touch of leather and earthiness. Just to give it that added something. The wine fills the glass with a color reminiscent of ravens wings flapping in the night.
And oh the joy that permeates my body as I partake of this treasure. My mouth wants to explode, so many flavors going on- how can I define them, will have to take another sip. That rich dark fruit, abundant in this wine. Cherry, currant, hints of ripe blueberry. The flavors erupt in my mouth and send shivers through my body. A hint of oak adds more depth and structure and more flavor. The soft, silky, velvet tannins linger in the mouth just long enough, I absently take another sip. The satisfaction of enjoying perfection. Such depth, such structure, such…perfection. Baccus never had it so good. Thank You Pina.