Two Angels - 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

2angelsThe second Cabernet Sauvignon I’m going to recommend as a Fathers Day gift is from Two Angels. The winemaker for the Two Angels releases is the Legendary Bob Pepi. He makes a wide range of quality wines for several producers in the US and abroad. The 2006 Two Angels Cabernet Sauvignon is made from fruit sourced on Sonoma’s Mayacamas Mountain, In addition to Cabernet Sauvignon (76%), Merlot (18%) and Cabernet Franc (6%) were blended in. This offering was aged in a combination of French (85%) and American (15%) oak for 18 months; 40% of the barrels were new. This selection is finished in screw top. 600 cases of this wine were produced and the suggested retail price is $27. Leather, cherry and vanilla notes are all prominent on the nose of this Cabernet Sauvignon. Throughout the palate, layer after layer of cherry and spice are present. Earth, mineral, black tea, pencil lead, tobacco and light truffle notes all emerge in the persistent finish. This wine has good structure and acidity. This Cabernet would be an excellent match for Pork Carnitas or other flavorful meats.

The elegance of this Cabernet is what stood out most to me about it. From the moment you open and pour this wine it’s immediately smooth and graceful. It’s gentle and refined but keeps coming at you with wave after wave of complex flavors and characteristics. This release will be enjoyable for the next several years. This is an offering that tastes more expensive than its $27 price point. Buy this Cabernet for Dad and he's sure to think you spent more on his gift than you actually did.

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