ST CLEMENT OROPPAS - 2004
Napa Cabernet Sauvignon with a bit of Merlot and Petit Verdot blended in. 15.6% alcohol.
Dark purple-red color with aromas of black cherry and vanilla oak. Dominated by enormous flavors of black currants. Cherry and mocha round out the back-end. Lush, rich and young with really good tannic structure that could use more time in the bottle.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
This is a big wine with over-the-top fruit. I opened this on Halloween since it is the perfect wine to pair with chocolate trick or treats. Retails for around $40 which probably makes it tough to recommend given what you can find at that price point. The alcohol is pretty immense here although it is nicely hidden underneath all that fruit.