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2009 PHIFER PAVITT, NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON (DATE NIGHT)

A Napa Cabernet tour de force, with aromas of bramble berry, loads of cocoa, toasted marshmallow, bacon fat, candied cherries, cinnamon, and a subtle perfume of ripe stone fruits. On the palate, this is a dense and tightly wound offering with flavors of cherry, pomegranate, and dark chocolate, with persistent cigar and leather, all framed in an exquisitely balanced and seamless package. Drink now through 2030.

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2008 PHIFER PAVITT, NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON (DATE NIGHT)

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An altogether elegant and sophisticated wine. Complex aromas of toffee, ripe black cherries, black licorice, tobacco, Christmas spice, and cocoa. On the palate it’s a classic Bordeaux beauty, at once dense and approachable with flavors of grenadine, black tar, and cherry pie that dance over a weave of chewy silky tannins. Extremely balanced, the finish lasts for minutes, resonating a fine mix of plum, cinnamon, and pomegranate. For long-term aging. (Best now through 2028.)

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2007 PHIFER PAVITT, NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON (DATE NIGHT)

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An extremely dense, multi-layered, and altogether mesmerizing wine. Opens with aromas of blueberries, quince jelly, framboise, and marzipan. On the palate, the wine unleashes a silky wallop of black fruits, caramel, truffled chocolates, fresh plums, Christmas spices, and black tea. The melange of flavors is joined by a deep toasty char as they echo throughout the ridiculously long finish. (Enjoy from 2010 until 2025 and beyond.)

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2006 PHIFER PAVITT, NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON (DATE NIGHT)

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This is a perfectly proportioned Napa Cab, remarkable in its exquisite balance. Aromatically complex, espresso, black cherry, olive and sweet pipe tobacco, with undercurrents of chocolate truffles and ripe plum. On the palate, a sensual mix of lush fruit, milk chocolate and spice. Elegant fine grained tannins give way to spicy blackberry, espresso bean, plum and nectarine. All repeated in the long mouth-coating finish. (Enjoy from 2009 until 2018.)

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2005 PHIFER PAVITT, NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON (DATE NIGHT)

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Opens with intoxicating aromas of fresh berries, dark chocolate, cut hay, rhubarb, and wild herbs. Then bursts onto the palate with massive brooding dark fruits, accented with chaparral spices, refined toasty oak, tobacco, tea leaves and leather. All that ripeness is held up with an elegant array of structured and chewy tannins. The finish is focused and long. This is Napa Cabernet at its hedonistic best. Drink 2008 to 2015.

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