Sunday, July 31, 2011

Tarara Winery CasaNoVA `08 $45.00 WBC11

From the Commonwealth Collection

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

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