2017 Vine Cliff Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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WS92

George Burrage and Thomas Tucker bought land for Vine Cliff Winery from the Yount (Yountville) Estate, building it into the largest winery in the valley. That sordid beast, phylloxera destroyed the Vine Cliff vineyards and winery in the last days of the 1800s. The "ghost winery” sat brokenhearted for 85 years until it was adopted by the Sweeney Family and reclaimed its throne. This Cabernet Sauvignon is a fitting tribute to such a storied winery. Polished and elegant, with dark plum, blackberry compote and cassis fruit joined on the nose and the palate by warm notes of cocoa and tobacco. A hint of loam and allspice add further richness and complexity on the lingering finish.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage:
2017
Aging:
18 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 100% new
Country of Origin:
United States
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
14.8%
SKU #:
1042113
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WS92

Wine Spectator

Ripe and rich in feel, with dark plum and cassis fruit rolling through, flanked by warm cocoa and tobacco notes and scored by a flash of loam on the finish. Drink now through 2026.