08 Fontanella Mt Veeder Cab. Sauvignon ($52) ☺☺☺☺

A great example of how a complex Cabernet evolves. It was nice to get back on track after lasts weeks disappointment. Fontanella has firmly established itself on the wine producing map thanks to Jeff Fontanella who was trained at none other that Opus and ZD so you would expect the pedigree to come through. The wine has great structure, the fruit is dense and complex with great blackcurrant and cassis flavors dominating. The tannins are fully toned and support the underlying structure of this great wine. The long finish gives up mocha and chocolate with a  hint of molasses. Looking forward to the next bottle of this :-) 

© John Holmes 2014