Sunday, September 23, 2007
2004 Buehler Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
I first had this wine at a wine dinner at KroMel's, which is now Melissa's Main Street Bistro. I enjoyed it so much that the next day I went out to buy some of the wine.
Buehler Vineyards is a small, family-owned winery located in the mountains east of St. Helena in Napa Valley. Their 2004 Buehler Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon ($25) is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a very dark red in color with an intriguing sublte nose of dark berries. It is a smooth wine on the palate with moderate tannins on the finish, which make it better as a food wine. There are rich flavors of blackberries and maybe a little plum. There is also a touch of herb on the finish.
At this price point, it is an excellent choice for a Cabernet. It is complex, balanced and delicious. It would go well with lamb, venison, or steaks. Buehler Vineyards makes two high-end Cabernets and I am going to seek those out as this wine impressed me. Recommended Drink & Buy.