2015 Carte Blanche Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$149.95
JD100WA97

Jeb Dunnuck called this one “pure perfection in the glass,” with “an incredible bouquet of crème de cassis, liquid rock, graphite, lead pencil shavings, and unsmoked tobacco, with searing minerality in the aromatics as well as on the palate. Offering full-bodied richness, terrific concentration, and building tannin, this backward, dense, yet perfectly balanced 2015 needs 4-5 years of cellaring and will impress for 2-3 decades. Bravo!” 

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Helen Keplinger
Vintage:
2015
Aging:
18 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 100% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Vineyard:
Missouri Hopper and Las Posadas
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
SKU #:
1WCBL15CS3
WA97

Wine Advocate

The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is made predominately from Cabernet Sauvignon from Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper vineyard. It gives a very deep purple-black color and is redolent of crème de cassis, blueberry compote, Indian spices and crushed rocks with touches of black soil, cigar boxes and Provence herbs. The palate is built like a brick house with a solid frame of firm, fine-grained tannins and plenty of freshness supporting the generous black and blue fruits and beautiful spice layers, finishing on a lingering mineral note. 200 cases were made.

JD100

Jeb Dunnuck

Lastly, and pure perfection in the glass, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% varietal from two great sites: Missouri Hopper in Oakville and Las Posadas in Howell Mountain. Aged in 100% new French oak, it offers an incredible bouquet of crème de cassis, liquid rock, graphite, lead pencil shavings, and unsmoked tobacco, with searing minerality in the aromatics as well as on the palate. Offering full-bodied richness, terrific concentration, and building tannin, this backward, dense, yet perfectly balanced 2015 needs 4-5 years of cellaring and will impress for 2-3 decades. Bravo!