Wine of the Week – 2009 Summers Cabernet Sauvignon

Jim and Beth Summers produced the types of wines I wish I could find all the time.  They meet all of the Table Wine criteria of greatness – they own all of their vineyards, they make small amounts of delicious wines, and they sell them for extremely fair prices.

Their 2009 Cabernet comes from their top Cabernet vineyard in Calistoga, and it is all ready flying of the shelves at the store.The winery is all ready sold out of this wine and the North Carolina-based distributor is almost to that point as well.  Run, don’t walk, to the store to secure yourself some of this one!

Here is what Robert Parker said about the 2009 vintage: “The opaque purple-colored 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (6,000 cases made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon) offers sweet blueberry and black currant fruit intermixed with cedarwood, damp earth and forest floor notes. Surprisingly thick, unctuous and rich with amazing intensity as well as silky tannins, it should be drunk over the next 7-10 years.”  He gave the wine 91 points……….I personally give it 93!

$28.99/bottle 

$24.64/bottle in a mixed case

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