Gerhard and Linda launched Delectus Winery in 1995 with a focus on making wines representing the terroir of each vineyard. It was during their first overseas trip together that Linda and Gerhard saw Michelangelo's David, which provided the initial spark of inspiration for starting their own winery based on single-minded, uncompromising pursuit of an ultimate ideal. For that reason, a sketch of David appears on the Delectus label.
Having established relationships with several of the best growers in the region, Gerhard and Linda set out to produce stellar wines they most enjoy: distinctive red wines that are big and bold without being overpowering. Each wine expresses a sense of place or terroir from carefully selected single-vineyard sources.
Delectus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Seems to have three stages (within minutes) in the nose: Initially, elements of mineral and dust, followed by black cherry and oak, and finally maple syrup, clove, and cardamom. The palate is sturdy, centered, viscous, with smooth & velvety tannins, while the finish features dark chocolate. more
in mixed case $107.99
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