Cain Five Napa Red 2009
The 2009 Cain Five is dense and concentrated without being heavy. It is probably the most tightly wound Cain Five since the 1994. The key point is that even though it will easily last another twenty years, you can drink it today. If you do, it’s best if you decant the wine into a carafe to give it some air and let it breathe and relax. Everything is in place; it could only come from the Cain Vineyard, with its perfume and satin-smooth mouth-feel. You’re sure to recognize the unmistakable signature of flowers, berries, herbs, tar—all layered on a lovely earthy background. This is an exotic wine, quite unlike the big sweet Napa Cabs we all know.