Napa Estate, Antaeus 2008$40.00 -- 93 Points BEST BUY - Wine & Spirits
Antaeus, the son of Water and Earth in Greek mythology, is the symbol of strength derived from the soil. So too this wine, deriving strength from the matching of site and grape on every part of our land. The aromatics are primarily Napa Cabernet, with all the richness that connotes; the body has Zinfandel's sensual fruit and fullness, but the finish comes through with the structured, sinewy aspect of the Bordeaux varieties. The 2008 Antaeus is composed of 60% Zinfandel, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot. The intensity derived from red clay soils is here in full, while the coolness of our site provides the acid balance so essential to a wine's grace and longevity. Fermentations are non-inoculated, MLs are completed with proprietary bacteria and the aging is done primarily in French oak. All the best claimed for terroir or a sense of place is found in Antaeus.
"This has the bright red fruitiness of zin (60 percent) with the serious tannic underpinning cabernet brings to the blend (there's also a small amount of petit verdot and merlot). It's soft and plump with satisfying richness, the tannins hinting at fresh woodland mushrooms through a sleek finish. A rich, fresh Napa Valley red to decant for grilled lamb." 93 Points - Best Buy Wine & Spirits Magazine
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