2017 Ovid Hexameter Proprietary Red Napa Valley

$325.00
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
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Featuring a core of the most compelling Cabernet Franc from OVID’s Prichard Hill estate, this vintage exudes vibrancy and freshness over a hardcore bassline of delicious power. 2017 was tumultuous growing season, but it resulted in some of the best wines thus far for OVID winemaker Austin Peterson.

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Austin Peterson
Vintage:
2017
Aging:
14-16 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 60% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
St. Helena
Total Varietal Composition %:
47% Cabernet Franc, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot
Alcohol %:
14.8%
SKU #:
1042928
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Vinous

The 2017 Hexameter, Ovid's Cabernet Franc-based blend, is bright and focused, with tons of Franc character in its aromatic and flavor profiles and weight. Sweet red cherry, mint, white pepper, blood orange and flowers give the 2017 striking top notes and energy. Medium in body and finely cut, the Hexameter speaks with a very distinctive voice. The 2017 is super-precise, but it is also a touch light. It will be interesting to see if it fleshes out a bit more with aging. The 2017 is a wine of extreme and total finesse.

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Jeb Dunnuck

The 2017 Hexameter checks in as 47% Cabernet Franc, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 12% Merlot that was brought up in 60% new French oak. It has a terrific, spicy, complex style in its black raspberry and cassis fruits as well as notes of toasted bread, flowery incense, spice, and crushed flowers. Full-bodied, rich, and beautifully concentrated, it shows nicely integrated acidity, building tannins, and a great finish.