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Professional Ratings: 94 Wine Enthusiast
Region: Napa Valley, California
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Other Info: Collectible Wines, Boutique Wines
Style: Big & Bold
Alcohol By Volume: 14.9%
Item no. 104747
This wine hums with bittersweet cocoa, rich dark chocolate and chocolate-covered blueberries. Deep, ripened black fruits, brambly blackberries, cherry almond and crème de cassis fold together to complete the nose. Subdued, but present tobacco-box spice and sweet oak coats the whole mouth, while polished tannins form the even, consistent finish that makes this one of our most concentrated Wurtele Cabernet Sauvignons to date. Estimated maturity: 2016-2021.
Stunning, dramatic, but nowhere near ready to drink. Dry and complex in mountain tannins, the wine displays massively deep flavors of blackberries and cassis, and the new oak is substantial and sweet. Try holding until after 2010, and should develop for an additional six years.