Ratings & Tasting notes:
From the winery:
2017 is a gorgeously balanced vintage in all aspects. Wine color is deep inky garnet/purple and vibrant. On the nose: Dark chocolate, spring flowers, créme de cassis, blueberry, blackberry, cranberry and over-ripe cherry. Hints of licorice and Spanish cedar. On the palate the texture and balance of this vintage is spectacular. It is most similar to our 2014 vintage when it was at this stage. Stunning mid-palate, bright acidity, highly polished tannins yet still bold as would be expected of a young Napa cab. A solid inner-core of raspberry, blackberry and boysenberry and explode in a truly elegant, multi-faceted display. Suggestions of truffle, loam & sweet black pipe tobacco. Finish is pure & lasts over a minute. Gradually drifting off with a blackcurrant and dark chocolate note.
Purchased direct from the winery and stored in a climate controlled cellar on its side in the dark at 55 degrees F and 75% humidity since purchase.