O Brien Wines , Napa Valley

O’Brien
Wines at Bleu Gourmet for Valentines Day

 

owners Bart @ Barb
Owners Bart and Barb started this great Vineyard in 2000. Winemaker David Yorgensen joined them in 2004 and the rest is as many
people say history.The vineyards are located in Napa Valley in the Oak Knoll area.
 The 2005 Chardonnay was  first. Our first impression is that it was not a typical Napa Chardonnay. It was much more crisp and
fruit forward. In the glass it was medium bodied and straw colored. On the nose hints of of pear, apple, melon and almonds came through and blended nicely with a palate of fruit and spice. This wonderfull Chardonnay had a long finish with a touch of oak , cream and spice .
The next one on the list was the 2005 Merlot.
 In the glass
it was medium bodied with a ruby color. The nose reminded us of coffee, caramel , earth and cedar. The palate exploded with black cherry and cassis then finished with balanced acidity and light tannins.


The final O’Brein wine of the night was the 2005 “Seduction”They have done a great job marketing this wine and has evenbeen on the Today Show on NBC. It can come nicley packaged for that special occasion.The “Seduction” is a proprietary red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet
Franc, and Merlot from the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley appellation.

In the glass this wine was medium to full bodied with a deep dark reddish color. On the nose we were hit with cassis , licorice and black
cherry. The palate came through a a variety of flavors starting with currant, cedar, oak then dark fruit. The finish was long with medium tannis. This was a very balanced wine and worth the price.

Bart and Barb had a dream many years ago and have done a great job of making it come through. Bart has a blog as well and can be found at http://romanceofwine.blogspot.com/We look forward to tasteing more wines from O’Brien and plan to visit on
our next trip to Napa

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