2017 Ilaria Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$58.95
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This lush Cab bursts from the glass with aromas of fresh baked blackberry pie that lure you down into seductive layers of chocolate, licorice and forest floor. 78% Cabernet Sauvignon with near-equal parts Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Merlot bringing the balance on a full-bodied, spicy palate with great texture and a heady, lingering finish.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Anna Monticelli
Vintage:
2017
Aging:
22 Months
Oak Treatment:
75% New French Oak
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 7% Cabernet Franc and 7% Merlo
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1044412
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Wine Advocate

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is made up of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 7% Cabernet Franc and 7% Merlot aged 22 months in 75% new French oak. Deep purple-black in color, it gives up expressive notes of baked blackcurrants, blackberry pie and spice cake with hints of licorice, tobacco and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, rich and spicy in the mouth, it has a solid backbone of ripe, grainy tannins and background freshness, finishing on a compelling black tea note.

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Jeb Dunnuck

Blackcurrants, blueberries, crushed violets, white chocolate, and spice notes all emerge from the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, and this beauty is fleshy, full-bodied, and opulent, with gorgeous tannins and a beautiful finish. A blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, and 7% each of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, aged in 75% new French oak, it’s a brilliant value in Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon to enjoy over the coming 15 years or so.