After decanting for an hour or so, deep, engaging aromas of cassis and a generous burst of blackberry and red cherry is softly framed with notes of fresh black currants, plums, raisins and an intriguing hint of licorice up front. Dry but not too dry, a superb balance of rich fruit and bright acidity lead to silky, fine-grained tannins giving this distinctive Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet a solid backbone, weaving the flavors into a smooth, harmonious finish with a tiny touch of mocha.
McAliney Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is aged in toasted French Oak barrels for 26 months.
Big enough to enjoy with a hearty pasta or a nice ribeye, this lovely example of the wine that made the Napa Valley famous can also be savored on its own with family and friends. Enjoy it now or cellar it for delightful savoring for years to come.