2015 Buoncristiani Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$119.95
WA95+

Expect to find deep aromas of cassis, black cherry, incense, dark chocolate, caramelized oak and toffee in this wine that showcases fruit from vineyards in Howell Mountain and Coombsville. Parker said the wine was “full-bodied, rich and packed with black fruit and baking spice flavor layers" paired with "firm, grainy backbone and nice freshness, finishing very long.” Precise amounts of Malbec were added to bolster the complexity and depth. Twenty months aging in 85 percent new French oak barrels rounded out the palate even further, while adding more texture, aroma and flavor and balance. 

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Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Jay Buoncristiani
Vintage:
2015
Aging:
20 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 85% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec and 1% Petite Verdot
Alcohol %:
15.0%
SKU #:
1WBUO15CS3
WA95+

Wine Advocate

Sporting a deep purple-black color, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon offers up pronounced crème de cassis, plum preserves and black forest cake notes with hints of cedar, spice box and menthol. Full-bodied, rich and packed with black fruit and baking spice flavor layers, it has a firm, grainy backbone and nice freshness, finishing very long.