Kasuari 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
Parady Vineyard, Napa Valley
Limited Availability!– Only 138 Cases Produced
Everyone knows not to judge a book by its cover, but what about a wine? When samples arrived in the mail from Kasuari, I have to admit I was excited to try them because of the beautiful label and packaging. But of course, the proof is in the pudding, or in this case, the juice, so I was even more excited once I actually tasted the wine and found out that Kasuari is making a stunningly balanced, complex wine that if anything may exceed the beauty of its package. This small, new producer is definitely one to watch.
The 2006 Kasuari Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from the Parady Vineyard at over 1000 feet in elevation, is medium purple in color with a garnet rim. The nose features lively currant, vanilla, licorice and graphite notes. The palate is classic Cabernet with blackcurrant, cherry, spice, and tobacco leaf, with nice acid to provide lift. Fresh and lively, with impeccable balance, this wine exudes class and pedigree, and easily justifies its $60 price. Of course, that if you aren't a WineHeist customer. If you are, you can stock your cellar with this age-worthy Cabernet at just $44, and enjoy it over the next decade. While this is drinking beautifully now, it should only improve in the cellar, and definitely fall into the "collectible" category. Don't miss out on this stunning deal!
Appellation: Napa Valley
Average elevation: 1150 feet
Varietal composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest Date: October 25, 2006.
Sugar at harvest: 25.7 Brix
Wine Acidity: 6.7 g/L
Aged: 24 Months in French Oak Barrels from Nevers Forest, 50% New
About The Winery...
Kasuari has embarked on a mission to make wines of the highest caliber from the greatest and proven California appellations: Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel from Napa Valley and across Sonoma County, Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley and Syrah from Sonoma County.
Using an old world approach they feel that flavors begin in the vineyard and that the terrior is specific to each variety. The winery has chosen each vineyard to yield the highest quality grapes possible. With careful attention in the vineyard, they monitor the grapevine’s balance and crop load to ensure the highest quality.
In the winery natural winemaking practices are used in a quest to make artistic, handcrafted wines that reflect their passion to provide the most enjoyable wine drinking experience. Each wine is hand crafted with naturally occurring yeast handling the fermentations. They gently destem all fruit and often put whole clusters in the fermenter! Never fined or filtered these wines represent the vineyard and terrior as it should be at its very best!
Learn more at www.kasuariwine.com