Property of Mr Flabby Less
Gemstone, 2009, Estate Red, Napa Valley, California
My good friends visited Napa Valley and they brought back this bottle of wine to share. It was delicious to say the least!
This wine is a blend of 68% cabernet sauvignon, 24% merlot, 4% cabernet franc and 4% petit verdot. Wonderful fruity nose especially blackberries. Luscious taste of dark chocolate, mocha, toffee, dark fruit, licorice and blackberry jam. Hint of oak. Concentrated, fleshy, chewy and silky smooth. Massive wine with impressing finishing. Lot of tannins still. Decanting is required- minimum 2 hours.
Drinking well but I'm sure it'll be even better over time until 2020.
This is a 91-pointer by RP.