2019 Brilliant Mistake Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford

$159.95
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For Maayan Koschitzky making wine was a fine idea at the time, but now it's just a Brilliant Mistake. Now, he didn't stumble into this brilliance, he spent a decade honing his skills in his native Israel before coming to the states to work as the winemaker for Screaming Eagle. A decade later, as Director of Winemaking for Atelier Melka he pushes the buttons on several projects. Brilliant Mistake is 100% Cabernet and aged for 21 months in 65% new oak. Produced in tiny quantities (300 cases) Jeb Dunnuck raves that this wine "reveals pretty, nuanced notes of crème de cassis, lead pencil, spice box, and flowers." A wine that will last a couple of decades, don't miss out on its beauty, purity and expressiveness.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Maayan Koschitzky
Vintage:
2019
Oak Treatment:
65% new french oak, 35% 1 year old french oak
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Rutherford
Total Varietal Composition %:
97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot
Score Wine Advocate:
95
SKU #:
1049242
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA96

Wine Advocate

A blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is redolent of exotic spices, vanilla pod and chocolate box, over a core of warm cassis and blackberries, plus a fragrant waft of violets. The full-bodied, rich, soft and seductive palate has a lively backbone and tons of energy in the long finish.