*Buoncristiani Cabernet Sauvignon
Buoncristiani Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA
Vintage 2004: [RP 96] [WE 94]
Vintage 2005: [RP 96]
Expect to find deep aromas of cassis, black cherry, incense, dark chocolate, caramelized oak, toffee, and the Buoncristiani signatures of balance, depth on the mid palate, and a lengthy persistent finish. Precise amounts of Malbec and Merlot were carefully folded into the final blend to add complexity and depth to the profile.
Buoncristiani Family Winery was founded in 1999 by the four Buoncristiani brothers. Matt, Jay, Aaron and Nate are Napa Valley natives who worked with their dad on small vineyards he tended. The estate produces red, white and rose wines that impress critics. Buoncristiani wines have received ratings in the mid- to high-90s from Robert M. Parker Jr. Annual production is about 6,000 cases.