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For as long as we can remember, this highly-regarded Napa winery was simply known as “Burgess,” but it recently received a complete brand makeover with a new name, “Burgess Cellars,” and a very handsome label redesign. What hasn’t changed is the quality of the juice, arguably a Napa classic.
That’s because Tom Burgess purchased the property for his estate–with grape-growing roots dating back to the 1870’s–in 1972 when there were just a few dozen wineries in the Valley. Beyond it’s western-slope, Howell Mountain estate grapes, it also secures fruit from the Haymaker Vineyard on the east side of Howell Mountain, as well as from Triere Vineyard in the famed Oak Knoll District.
This month’s 2011 cabernet sauvignon selection from Burgess is ready to drink now.
Winery Tasting Notes: “Aromas of blackberry, currant, cassis, cinnamon, cola, vanilla, and cherry are pure and fresh. The flavors of bing cherry, bramble berry, and red currant are fresh and bright with a long finish of dried cherry and cranberry. A gentle balance of oak flavors add body and baking spices such as cinnamon, vanilla, with toasty notes too. Obviously a complex and engaging wine with merit, and a curiosity because of our mountain-vineyard’s success with such a challenging vintage.”
Blend: 98% cabernet sauvignon; 2% petit verdot
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