Sunday, July 31, 2011
Tarara Winery CasaNoVA `08 $45.00 WBC11
This is Tarara Winery's power wine. With so much fruit packed in the bottle, then aged in new Virginia oak, this bottle with change over the years. I expect that it will mature gracefully and carry with it all of the complex dried fruit flavor and tannic structure that define a Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon blend. We drank it fairly young, and it packed a whollop. This is the wine that the big boys drink with a steak and a cigar. The chocolate undertones are there, and the oakiness just screams for a fatty piece of steak.
(53% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 7% Cabernet Franc) 14% ETOH
I also wrote about this wine at the WBC Liveblogging Session: Red
This is my tasting review from the WBC2011 Pre-Conference Tour of Loudoun County, VA Wineries and Vineyards. Tarara Tour Post