Futo OAKVILLE ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2021
The Oakville estate is located in the western foothills of the Oakville appellation. At elevations between 250 and 500 feet are six separate vineyard sites that span more than half a mile along the hillside. 25 distinct vineyard blocks are planted according to the topography, soil and microclimate. The soils consist mainly of decomposed sandstone and shale from ancient uplifted seabed. Cabernet Sauvignon is the predominating varietal, of which, several selections are planted. In addition, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Merlot are planted on several select sites across the estate.
The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville is flat-out stunning. What a wine. Deep and resonant to the core, the 2021 impresses from start to finish. This is the first vintage of the Oakville wine that is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, and that is an inspired choice. All the elements are so well put together. This large-scaled, vibrant 2021 hits all the right notes. It is easily one of the best wines I have ever tasted at Futo.