2008 The Poet Meritage Napa Valley
California: Napa Valley
The Bard's Desire
SPECIAL ENCORE NOTE: When we featured this wine last month, it sold in record numbers. You asked for more - and we listened! We managed to get our hands on every last bottle - and we’re making it available to you at the same great price as last time. This wine will sell out so please don’t delay in making your order.
Our original review follows:
Cosentino Winery is our best-selling winery of all time (and that’s saying something, as we’ve sold nearly 2500 wines over the past 7 years)!
We love Cosentino wines and we love winemaker Mitch Cosentino, who made today’s delicious, elegant, and delightful treat of a wine.
Today’s 2008 Cosentino Winery The Poet, which is not distributed, sells for upwards of $100 in finer restaurants around the country and we were very lucky to secure a small allocation for you. Please act quickly, as we expect that this wine will sell out before the end of the day.
This remarkable wine, which receives our boldest recommendation, is a beautifully balanced blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Merlot.
Beautiful ruby hues with a slightly darker crimson heart. Spin the wine and it clings to the glass wall.
Cherry, blueberry, cassis, mission fig, mint dark chocolate, cherry cordial, and tobacco.
Very balanced, soft, and silky on the palate, with delicious flavors of black cherry and dark chocolate.
Long and elegant with lingering acids that make the mouth water. Black currant and allspice persist along with other black fruit, earth and spice.
Enjoy this elegant wine with a perfectly seared, rare filet mignon.
What the Winery Says
Our 2008 vintage was sourced from vineyards across Napa Valley. The varietal components were hand-sorted and aged separately to ensure that the best flavors and aromas come forward in the final blend. Each varietal aged for 25 months in 100% French oak cooperage prior to blending.
Nicely balanced with smooth tannins, this vintage has low acidity and a silky mouthfeel. Caramel, deep cherry and cigar box on the nose transforms into a palate saturated by notes of cracked black pepper and tempting mocha. Beautifully developed, our 2008 The Poet is ready to drink now.
- Mitch Cosentino
- Napa Valley, California
- Varietal Composition
- 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot
- 25 months in 100% French oak
About the Winery
Cosentino Winery produces more than 30 award-winning wines, hand-crafted from small lots of high quality fruit.
Inspired by the artistic approach to winemaking and the natural characteristics of the grapes, Mitch Cosentino lets his palate guide him.
The production of each wine varies from year to year, based on the quality and yield of the vintage.
“I want the art developing the business,” explains Mitch Cosentino, “not the business creating the art.”