Del Dotto Caves 2004 Cave Blend – Napa Fruit Goodness

This 2004 Cave Blend is from our first visit to the Napa Valley and represents a blend of a great Napa vintage.  This Del Dotto blend, not a meritage is composed of 44% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Sangiovese, and 8% Cabernet Franc.  The nose of this wine and mid palate was all cab-franc with the big bold fruits balanced nicely by the other grapes.  Initially, I’d have called this a fruit bomb, but after it opened up, it really balanced well and the sangio flavors came through with the overall body of Merlot/Cab.  We’re out of Del Dotto cave blends now, so I’m planning a return trip to stock back up…

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