Vitus Napa Valley
2009 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon
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Mission Codename: Vitality
- Agent Red
- Revisit or friends at Vitus and secure a limited allocation of the latest vintage of their elegant and delicious Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon
- Mission Status
- John Gilpin
Today, we are blown away by Vitus Napa Valley’s ability to keep producing vintage after vintage of extraordinary Cabernet Sauvignon. We have loved every vintage we’ve tasted and today’s 2009 really shines.
Elegant, richly layered and plush with tons of rich fruit, earth and subtle spice, today’s 2009 Vitus Napa Valley Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon is not just a mouthful to say, it is a mouthful on the palate.
If you love classic, grand Napa Cabernet, we offer you this wine with our full recommendation.
Extra dark, with deepest ruby red hues from the edge of the glass through the dark core of the wine.
Very fragrant, with aromas that leap from the glass. Dark black cherry, spiced cherry candy, leather, tobacco, blackberry, black cherry, dried fall leaves and a hint of black pepper.
Mouthwatering and rich, with dark flavors of blackberry, black plum, leather, tobacco leaf, black cherry, dark chocolate, mixed dark spice, savory sage and slate.
Ultra long, with rich, dark flavors that sustain forever. Once the fruit fades, chocolate, spice and chocolate linger on even longer.
This big elegant wine wants to be served with something equal in scope.
Tournedos Au Poivre Et Champignons would be an incredible choice. Here is a great recipe
What the Winery Says
Vitus Cabernet Sauvignon is made from the grapes grown in the prestigious Oakville region in Napa Valley, they are big, bold wines aged for 2 years in new French Oak Barrels. Exhibits deep flavors of dark blackberry with herbal notes of sage and tobacco throughout. Vitus Cabernet offers the perfect representation of what Oakville is all about.
About the Winery
The name Vitus, comes from the word ‘viticulture,’ meaning the study of wine. We have adopted the patron St. Vitus to bless our good fortune and our wine. St. Vitus symbolizes good fortune, great wine and a gladdened heart. Vitus started as a mere passion by the Hearn Family and their friends in the Solano County area. Winemaker, John Gilpin, whom has a knack for blending, is excited to bring this exclusive wine to market.