Thursday, September 22, 2011

Edge Cabernet Sauvignon ’08 $20

Napa Valley, CA

While on the hunt for a decent Napa Cab that wouldn’t “break the bank” I was introduced to Edge.  Given it’s price point, relatively below most good Napa Cabs, I was a little skeptical.  I hate to believe price dictates quality especially with a wine I don’t know and now my theory proves correct.  To say it blew me away for $20 is an understatement!

Starting with hints of black pepper followed by ripe dark cherries the aromas we’re awesome.  Black fruit, subtle toasted wood, almost like cedar and hearty herbs supported my belief, I may have stumbled on a new favorite red. 

Comprised of pleasant dark fruit flavors, rich blackberries and a smooth balance of vanilla, this was going to be a bottle I needed to buy more of!  Hints of cocoa, medium tannins and a clean finish went absolutely fabulous with the grilled ribeye steak I had.

Much of the toasted wood aromas & flavors is from this wine spending 16 months in French & American oak.  The well-balanced fruit and smooth mouth feel are more than likely brought out from a small percentage of Merlot blended in.

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