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Professional Ratings: 90 The Wine Advocate
Region: Napa Valley, California
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Other Info: Collectible Wines
Item no. 92229
Our Estate Grown wines are blended using the best lots of our Estate ranches. In any given harvest we have 30 or more separate lots of Estate wine. With these vineyards, we harvest the grapes at natural maturity, going through vineyard sites several times, picking only the ripe fruit with each pass. The final blend for our Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon is approachable in its youth, with a soft texture and notable finesse, but also has the structure to carry forward for a decade or longer.
This is a full-bodied wine with an integrated palate structure, firm ripe tannins, and a lingering finish. The aroma is bright with a mix of raspberry, black currant, blueberry, and a floral note underscored by tobacco and oak. The flavors are subdued but complex with ripe cherry, blackberry, and blueberry followed by and a spicy hint of pepper.
81% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Cabernet Franc
5% Petit Verdot
"Deep inky crimson hue with a fuchsia rim. A meld of aromas sweet maple, walnut and black fruit with a hint of blue cheese. Soft palate-feel on entry with earthy, spicy flavors that pick up a nutty appeal. Seamless integration of fruit and oak-laced tannins. Tart influences on the finish with a sprinkling of gravelly terroir."
"A dense ruby/purple-hued effort displaying a big, sweet bouquet of chocolate-charred black currant and blackberry fruit. With medium to full body, supple tannin, and outstanding opulence as well as purity, it can be drunk now and over the next 10-15 years."
-Robert Parker, Wine Advocate