WSI95+ As soon as the cork is popped, you remember the bouquet. Deep and dark, the Noemi character is present. A velvety pour reminds you of older vintages.
The fruit is explosive. Dark berries dominate (the bramble signature of Noemi), some coffee and chocolate notes.
Decanting is recommended for this young vintage as the oak is still a noticeable presence.Even better.. wait 6-months for it to acclimate in the bottle.
Smooth and elegant, this Noemi is lovely now but will get to be amazing with some time.
Eleadoro Hernandez and his wife, Noemi, came to the Napa Valley 1982. They moved to St Helena where Eleadoro began working with his Uncle, Fernando. Fernando introduced Eleadoro to John Caldwell shortly after John began planting his Vineyard there in the Coomsville area. He worked with John in the planting and development of these vineyards and eventually became the Vineyard manager. Shortly after leaving the Caldwell ranch, Eleadoro leased 25 acres of land in the Napa Valley on Big Ranch Road and began to plant a 6 or 7 acres a year. Today he has planted a total of 33 acres of Cabernet in that Oak Knoll area.