Attractively scented with suggestions of dried berries, cocoa and dusty earth, this estate-bottled Cabernet has flavors of raspberry, herb and sweet oak, with richness to spare.
This premium proprietary blend which we have named Paradiso (Pahr-a DEEZ-0h) is from the vaunted 2007 vintage, widely considered one of the finest of the past decade or more. The blend is 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc.
Complex aromas of tobacco, cherry, cassis, violets, mint and cinnamon spice greet the nose. On the palate there is a sensation of satin with the current, blueberry and dark spice flavors mingling along with subtle barrel notes.
Some of California’s most sought-after and expensive wines come out of the Rutherford AVA, the historical core of the Napa Valley and from where V. Sattui has been producing Preston Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons for more than thirty-three years.
This blockbuster Rutherford bench Cabernet has a dense core of blackberry, olive and black licorice on the palate with ample tannins, good acidity and a lingering fruit finish.
The wine has a clear fix on varietal character, with distinctive blueberry, tobacco and black olive flavors that are ripe and complex. There are intriguing hints of violets, cocoa and spice, a slight minty edge and fine overall balance.
"Opulent ...Seductive ...Complex"
This premium proprietary blend which we have named Paradiso (Pahr-a DEEZ-0h) consists of Cabernet Sauvignon (89%), Merlot (8%) and Petit Verdot (3%). This is a profoundly complex and deeply scented wine, where both the grape varieties and the regions from which they came are distinctly expressed.
This was V. Sattui's thirty-first vintage of fine Cabernets produced from this tiny Rutherford vineyard.
Vittorio’s Vineyard, about thirty acres adjacent to the winery on the south side, is planted about half to Cabernet Sauvignon. The soils are gravelly loam and marginally fertile, which stresses the vines and produces excellent quality grapes. The vineyard enjoys a microclimate that is perfectly suited to Cabernet and the four other varieties (Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah & Zinfandel) planted there.
The grapes for this wine come from Preston Vineyard located in the Rutherford Appellation, an area where some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley is grown. The region is known for its gravelly soils which produce rich and opulent red wines with fine-grained tannins and incredible complexity.