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2009 Aquinas US Red Blend "Philosopher's Blend"

Aquinas 2009 Philosopher's Blend

Winery: Aquinas

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Philosopher's Blend"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, & 6% Petite Sirah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: 3,400

KWG Score: 89 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: January 1, 2013

Wine Review: This opaque and onyx colored red blend opens with a blueberry and mild black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty blueberry with notes of gentle black currant. I also detected hints of black pepper, gentle oak, and cherry-cola that add to its intrigue. The finish is dry and mild tannins are slightly prolonged. This wine is food friendly and would pair well with Five Guys bacon cheeseburgers smothered with sauteed mushrooms. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Crafted only in years when our Napa Valley fruit is deemed exceptional, Philosopher’s Blend is the ultimate Aquinas wine. The wine opens with concentrated notes of boysenberry and dried currant complemented by cedary cigar box notes imparted by the French Oak. Flavors of black raspberry, dried cherry and cassis dominate with hints of dark chocolate and espresso rounding out the palate. This full-bodied Napa Valley wine exhibits a nuanced balancing of structure and grace, depth and complexity. It is a wine to savor, contemplate and enjoy.

Organic status: not organic

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