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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer GALERIE PLEINAIR
This classy Napa Cab really needs lots of time to come around. Extremely deep intense purple colour. It has a huge nose that shows lots of complexity with intense, slightly spicy, somewhat savoury, ripe plum fruit followed up be lots of sandalwood-cedar notes. Dry, full bodied, dense, well structured, intense, slightly spicy, huge, still youthful, ripe Damson plum fruit flavours with a very long, lingering, somewhat leathery, rather cedary, still tight, faintly peppery, grippy finish. Aged 20 months in 53% new French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered, it has 14.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar. with lot number L20180809 on the back label and and 14422118M81 on the lower part of the glass bottle. Sure you can drink it now, but it will be much better in a decade or two! CSPC 460709
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Hal Ent
Country USA
Region California
Rating ***/***+(94 points)
Youthful, Intense, Solid, Ripe
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: Made by Laura Diaz (formerly at Lokoya) and coming mostly from valley floor fruit, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Pleinair is a sexy, flamboyant beauty that boasts a deep purple color, a huge nose of cassis and blueberry fruits, a complex floral character, full body, and a pure, elegant, yet pleasure-bent style that's already a joy to drink. Maturity: 2019-2034. Score - 96 (Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, Jan. 31, 2019) Price $ 98.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - September 18, 2021
Cases bought 35 (6 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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