Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hayes Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Peterson Wine Cellars is an awesome wine store in Naperville IL, only about 5min from my inlaws house. I visit this shop almost every time we're in town. C enjoys their beer selection and I always find different wines here. They have some fun and amazing sales. They have a top sellers area where they show the top 10 bottles that sold the best that week or month. I bought their number one to see how the tastes of Napervillians compare to my own. So I got their number one sold bottle, Hayes Ranch In the Saddle Cabernet Sauvignon.

I let this bottle breath a half hour to an hour in my decanter. It's really a yummy wine. You can taste berries in front and then you get a bit of the oak and the sauvignon bite at the end. It's a nice bite, not too much. And then I got sick, a cold which turned into the flu, and I was out of commission for a while. 2 and a half weeks later feeling better and craving a little wine I poured a glass of the remaining wine. It's still a decent wine! A little bit more of a bite than when fresh but it was definitely still drinkable and delicious. I give this wine 5 stars, lip licking good, both fresh and two weeks later.


Things to Do said...

I went to the website and have actually heard of their parent company, Wente. They're in livermore. I've been hearing a lot about their wine scene. I'll have to check it out.

nordwolke said...

Wow, that must be a 5-star-wine indeed!

Cathy Engberg said...

This must be the one I sipped on when I was there. It was probably one week open at that point. I remember it being very tasty. Must have been heaven fresh!