Conn Creek Herrick Red Napa Valley 2008
Conn Creek has built its reputation on its blending expertise, sourcing grapes from nearly all of Napa Valley's renowned sub-appellations. This wine is an intriguing blend of classic Bordeaux-style grape varieties with a small amount of Syrah to spice things up. The result is a rich and flavorful wine with stylish structure and satisfying finish.
Conn Creek's inexpensive Cabernet-based blend is something of a revelation at the price. It is rich, well-fruited and carefully balanced with a real sense of reserve and polish typically found in far more costly wines. Its layered delivery of juicy dark fruits and sweet oak is bound to tempt early drinking, yet do not be fooled by its price tag into thinking that it is a simple gulper to be drunk down right away. It is much more than that, and it will continue to grow for a number of years.