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Carte Blanche Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Carte Blanche Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
$155.00
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$148.88

SKU 04885

750ml

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A super complex nose leaps from the glass, showing dark and red fruits, cassis, graphite, and lead pencil. A broad palate opens to reveal black fruits, hint of red currant, and fresh tobacco leaf, all leading to a mile long silky finish
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Carte Blanche
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
  • jd100

Jeb DunnuckJeb Dunnuck called this one “pure perfection in the glass,” with “an incredible bouquet of crème de cassis, liquid rock, graphite, lead pencil shavings, and unsmoked tobacco, with searing minerality in the aromatics as well as on the palate. Offering full-bodied richness, terrific concentration, and building tannin, this backward, dense, yet perfectly balanced 2015 needs 4-5 years of cellaring and will impress for 2-3 decades. Bravo!

  • wa97

Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is made predominately from Cabernet Sauvignon from Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper vineyard. It gives a very deep purple-black color and is redolent of crème de cassis, blueberry compote, Indian spices and crushed rocks with touches of black soil, cigar boxes and Provence herbs. The palate is built like a brick house with a solid frame of firm, fine-grained tannins and plenty of freshness supporting the generous black and blue fruits and beautiful spice layers, finishing on a lingering mineral note. 200 cases were made.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 31, 2017