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KNIGHTS VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2016 Knights Valley, Sonoma County
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer RODNEY STRONG
Here is my favourite from the California reds. Extremely deep intense purple colour. Complex, very faintly smoky, intense, ripe, plum-cherry nose with some warm sandalwood and faint mocha-chocolate notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, well structured, dense, well balanced, very faintly smoky, intense, expansive albeit elegant, ripe, plum-cherry flavours with a lingering, cedary, high acid, mouthfilling finish that some hints of mocha-chocolate. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Cabernet Franc has 14.5% alcohol and 3 g/L residual sugar with lot number 080718 on the lower part of the glass bottle. The recommended 2015 (***) was released on October 27, 2018 at $39.95. CSPC 456723
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Mar Ant
Country USA
Region California
Rating ***(93 points)
Ripe, Well Structured, Intense,
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Knights Valley comprises volcanic and alluvial soils that have a particular affinity for Cabernet. This one includes splashes of Malbec and Cabernet Franc, which also do well in these soils. It's full, big and ripe, with intense blackberry jam, black cherry, vanilla and a hint of nutmeg. Good complexity throughout. This is a wine that will have broad appeal. Ideal for meals featuring prime-rib roast. (Vintages panel, July 2019) Price $ 39.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - March 7, 2020
Cases bought 159 (12 bottles per case)

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