2017 Janzen 'Cloudy's' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$149.95

The vineyard for this stunner of a wine sits at the edge of the Vaca mountains. The higher elevation fruit produces a pure and intense wine, that pulls you toward crushed black fruit flavors and ripe tannins that explode on the palate.

Claus Janzen doesn't shy away from taking the road less traveled. He originally made his mark on the local wine scene with the wholly unique "Bacio Divino," arguably Napa's most successful Tuscan-inspired red. When he moved that project into the world of Cabernet, he did so with the philosophy that it would be the vineyards rather than the blend that would drive the program's success. So, like many other notable Cabernet producers, Claus turned to vine guru Andy Beckstoffer for fruit, and the rest as they say, is history. With the help of lauded winemaker Kirk Venge, he has created a range of Napa Cabernets with completely unique personalities, and the critics have taken note. He's even dialed in a sensational Pinot Noir from a serious vineyard down south. Some of our favorite wines year in and year out, you'd be wise to pay attention to this lauded producer.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Kirk Venge
Vintage:
2017
Aging:
29 months
Oak Treatment:
New Taransaud French oak barrels
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Vineyard:
Cloudy's Vineyard
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
15.1%
SKU #:
1048133
Size:
750 ml Bottle