Tuesday, February 21, 2006



Worthy is the second label of the Axios winery, a Napa Valley giant. Axios is the Greek translation for the word worthy. Worthy enjoyed overnight success with its Sophie’s Cuvee blend that stormed onto the market in 2001. Over the years Worthy have become recognized as a household name in cult wines. Winemaker Bob Egelhoff is responsible for the production of Axios and Worthy wines.

2004 Worthy Cabernet

This is a great Worthy bottle that introduces the senses to a festival of flavor, aroma and texture. To open the wine is deep plum and rich on the nose. Black fruit and cassis greet the senses and deliver on the palate. The mouth is filled with warmth and velvet texture before enjoying a hint of spice on the finish.

2003 Worthy Cabernet

This bottle opens up to a warm garnet glow and reveals red fruit and plum on the nose. This is a finely balanced traditional cabernet that flows like silk onto the palate. To taste the bottle is rich with cassis and black fruits and has supple tannins. The finish is long with a hint of oak in the after taste.

2002 Worthy Cabernet

This wine has a dark ruby tone and a medium body. On the nose the fruit aromas dominate with black berry, cherry and currants deepening in the glass. The wine pours onto the palate saturating the senses with black fruit and an underlying hint of oak. This wine is soft and silky with a long expressive finish.

2000 Worthy Cabernet

This is a dark and brooding wine with a deep rustic tone. On the nose a hit of spice begins the bottle with notes of blackberry fruit. The mouth is treated to a rich concentration of spicy black berry and a current of cedar and wood. A long finish and great depth define this wine.

2003 Worthy Sophies Cuvee

This bottle opens up with a full nose of cassis, currant and dark fruits. The wine delicately coats the mouth with a medium body and a subtle spice hint. Dark currant and blackberry dominate the flavors with notes of anise lingering. On the finish the wine picks up a little spice and leaves a lasting impression.

2002 Worthy Sophies Cuvee

This 2002 vintage opens up with a distinctive aroma of black berry and chocolate with layers of smoke and tobacco revealing in the bouquet. On the palate a rich full flavor and warm mouth coating texture dazzle the senses. Flavors of berry, chocolate, currant and cedar dominate the mouth and leave a smooth impression on the finish.

2001 Worthy Sophies Cuvee

This is a bottle loaded with lavish fruit aromas and flavors. The wine pours into the glass with an uplifting blueberry and boysenberry bouquet. These aromas deepen on the palate filling the mouth with a concentrated dark fruit flavor. The wine is completed with a long finish and a silk texture.

2002 Worthy Cabernet Napa

This is a heavy rich cabernet that reveals an inviting complex nose and a full-layered flavor. The bottle opens up with rich and sweet black cherry and berry aromas and deepens on the palate. Layers of cassis and black fruits flow onto the mouth with a licorice undertone and hints of vanilla. This wine has a long lasting finish that resounds flavor.