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Consider this a negociant wine since, according to the wine producer, it is sourced from a
"number of the finest, well regarded vineyards within Napa AVA’s of
Rutherford, Atlas Peak and Pritchard Hill, with each one contributing
their unique characteristics to our blend".
According to the producer's release, "the dark fruit notes along with distinctive and pleasant chalky sagebrush notes greet your nose at first. This Cabernet has as plush an
entry as we’ve seen in a lot of years. A round, soft, mouth filling wine
that shows a smooth backbone of tannins and balanced acidity. The
finish wraps up nicely with a lingering reminder of the mature dark
fruits, ever so slight a hint of new oak, and the ever present palette
of flavors that make Cabernet so sought after!"
This has incredible QPR - quality price ratio at its price point below $20. The wine producer lists it at $39.
This was a perfect compliment to grilled sirloin steak dinner. Dark garnet colored, medium to full bodied, full fruit forward black raspberry and cherry fruits with a layer of spice, nice balance and smooth polished tannin finish.
RM 91 points. https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=1517213