Christopher Tynan Wines Meleagris Gallopavo Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
|Brand||Christopher Tynan Wines|
Jeb DunnuckThe 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Meleagris Gallopavo Vineyard comes from a site in the western hills above St. Helena and vines planted in the 1970s. Aged 20 months in a mix of new and neutral barrels, it just jumps from the glass with an exotic array of bloody blueberry and blackberry fruits, crushed smoke tobacco, menthol, cold fireplace, and damp earth/forest floor. This rich, opulent, exotic and singular beauty has a wealth of fruit and massive richness yet has the purity and approachability of the vintage front and center. It needs 7-8 years of bottle age and will have 3-4 decades of longevity.
Wine AdvocateDeep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Meleagris Gallopavo Vineyard is a little closed and broody to begin, giving way to notions of licorice, tar, Indian spices and camphor with a core of crème de cassis, plum preserves and blueberry compote. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers retrained black fruits and earthy layers with a firm, chewy frame and a long savory finish.