Sunday, February 16, 2014
Sempre Vive 2010
Thanks to the internet and liberalized shipping rules since that time I have managed to purchase bottles from 1998, 2003, 2004 and 2006. All were delicious and all were under 14% alcohol. Recently the 2010 came on the market and that vintage arrived about two weeks ago.
Let's get to the point - despite it being young it may be the best vintage yet. It is still fruit forward but there is a myriad of flavor suggestions of blackberries, dark cherries, graphite and subtle hints of earth, herbs, spice, oak and other elements. It is very much a California wine in its fruit but it certainly pays same homage to Bordeaux in its inspiration. Great stuff.
The other two bottles I purchased will rest for a couple of years.
Sempre Vive Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. 13.4$ alcohol and $21.00