Napa Valley Vodka Vintage 2008is one of the most unique vodkas in the world!
Appearance:Crystal clear, no sediment whatsoever. On swirling, it leaves a thin, clear coat on the inside of the glass with a edgeline developing tears and long legs.First Impression:A grapeeau de vie-type of aroma, only much heavier and smoother, with a lovely slightly yeasty/bready overlay over a somewhat fruitlke and extremely smooth bouquet.No thin cutting smell of esters or oils that you find in other vodkas. The use of sauvignon blanc wine and pot stills lend a much thicker, more nuanced spirit than we have ever experienced in a vodka. While mild enough not to completely spook the fear of flavor/vodkabot crowd it truly stands out and makes you take notice.
Taste:Sweetish, creamy entry, and slightly oilyon the tongue,with a plump, round taste to it.A wonderful, round mouthfeel to it; almost creamy in texture.Aslightwarming ofalcohol as it goes down the throat,with a lovely lingering finish more akin to a Sauvignon Blanc wine than a vodka burn.