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CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2017 Sustainable, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer TREFETHEN
This huge Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon actually has 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec and
2% Petit Verdot which was aged for 18 months in oak (51% new). The winery’s description does the trick. Ripe, focused flavors of cherry, boysenberry, and blackcurrant are complemented by soft notes of cedar, bay leaf, and a savory earthiness. On the palate, this wine has a fruit-driven entry balanced with firm tannins that give way to a lush, lingering finish. I agree and pereonally like the both the length and harmony along with decent total acidity. A real crowd-pleaser that seems quite ready to drink. The 2015 (not tasted) was released on August 31, 2019 at $92.00.
CSPC 95752
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Vin Glo
Country USA
Region California
Rating ***(93 points)
Rich, Complex, Cedary, Ripe
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc. One of the compelling reasons for the 'nesting' of Napa's AVAs is to prove just how different the Valley's sub-districts can be, something that this wine from Oak Knoll makes admirably clear. The wine is a dark opaque black, but its soft, respiring resins and calmly ordered fruits alert the drinker from the aromatic profile alone that the wine has nothing monstrous or disproportionate about it. It's ripe but supple and graceful, with as much juicy acidity as textured tannins: drinkable, accessible and fresh. The Napa hallmark of opulence is there in the succulent grain of the fruit, but in every other respect this is deft, finely judged midweight. Best in Show. Score - 97 (Decanter World Wine Awards, 2020) Price $ 68.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 1, 2021
Cases bought 223 (12 bottles per case)

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