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Wine:Tamayo Family Vineyards 2003 Cana Cabernet Sauvignon, Logan's Run (Napa Valley)

Tamayo Family Vineyards

2003 Cana Cabernet Sauvignon, Logan's Run
(Napa Valley)

Tamayo Family Vineyards and Cana Wines is a small, family-owned venture located in Brentwood, California. The family owns a vineyard planted to Cabernet Sauvignon near Kent Rasmussen and Joseph Phelps Vineyards on the Silverado Trail, along with vineyards in Contra Costa County. Winemaker Jon Engelskirger, a California native and nature-lover, grew up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Yosemite National Park. After graduating with a degree in Enology and Viticulture from California State University, Fresno, he went on to winemaking positions with Silverado Vineyards, Robert Pepi Winery, Hanna Winery, and Turnbull Wine Cellars before joining the Tamayo Family.

This release, named after the ancient city of Cana, where according to the Fourth Gospel of the New Testament, Jesus turned water into wine during a wedding feast when the wine provided by the bridegroom ran out, is bright, saturated ruby with well-marked legs. It has immediately appealing notes of sweet oak, tar, earth, and dark cherry. On the palate the wine is soft and round with well-integrated oak tannins, low acid, and tar, cherry, and smoke flavors as indicated by the nose, along with nilla wafer and sesame candy. On the finish the wine has a slight bitter note, as in espresso.

Reviewed August 2, 2007 by Catherine Fallis.

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The Wine

Winery: Tamayo Family Vineyards
Vineyard: Logan's Run
Vintage: 2003
Wine: Cana Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Napa Valley
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: 750ml $50.00

Review Date: 8/2/2007

The Reviewer

Catherine Fallis

Founder and President of Planet Grape LLC, a company committed to bringing the joy of wine, food, and good living into the lives of everyday people, Catherine is creator of the “grape goddess guides to good living,” a series of books, television presentations, seminars, and e-learning programs. The fifth woman in the world to become a Master Sommelier, grape goddess Catherine Fallis is still very much down-to-earth.