2015 Roy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$269.00
WA94+

The very limited production of 300 to 450 cases of Roy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is the end result of the meticulous efforts of the entire winemaking team. This Estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon is a sophisticated wine of striking complexity, deep concentration and substantial structure. 
The Wine Advocate notes, "the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is very deep garnet-black in color and opens with slightly closed notes of warm cassis, mincemeat pie, Black Forest cake and mulberries with touches of sandalwood, dark chocolate and fragrant earth. Full, rich and spicy in the mouth, it has a firm backbone of chewy tannins and a lively line lifting the long, decadent finish."

Some wines we offer you very clearly illustrate the mission of Bounty Hunter, and what sets us apart from our peers. Roy Estate, tucked away in Soda Canyon on the eastern edge of Napa Valley, is a prime example. We’ve been supporters since their inaugural vintage [2004], and now that the wine is garnering monster scores, we’re in prime position to get a great allocation of their incredibly small production. It’s what we do. With the help of Helen Turley, in 2002 Shirley Roy and her husband, the late Charles Roy, developed this very rocky site, once home to a Wappo indian village. Today the Roys’ Cabernet, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and vines are about 14 years old, and certainly coming into their prime. And with Philippe Melka on board—an alum of Petrus, Dominus, and Ridge—the winemaking acumen in play has next to no peers in the Valley. It shows in the wines, which are ripe and viscerally thrilling!

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Philippe Melka
Vintage:
2015
Aging:
28 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 100% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot
Alcohol %:
15.7%
SKU #:
1040488
WA94+

Wine Advocate

Containing splashes of Merlot and Petit Verdot and aged for 27 months in 100% new 225-liter Taransaud French oak barrels, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is very deep garnet-black in color and opens with slightly closed notes of warm cassis, mincemeat pie, Black Forest cake and mulberries with touches of sandalwood, dark chocolate and fragrant earth. Full, rich and spicy in the mouth, it has a firm backbone of chewy tannins and a lively line lifting the long, decadent finish. 600 cases produced.