Merryvale Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 750ml

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Sourced from premier Napa vineyards including Stagecoach, Hardman Stanton, and Greenwood, each vineyard's grapes were separately fermented in small tanks. The native fermentation process commenced after a 5-day cold soak, peaking at 90°F. Throughout fermentation, the wines were gently pumped over several times daily until reaching dryness. Subsequently, they were pressed and drained into barrels where malolactic fermentation took place. The wine was then aged in 50% new French oak barrels with a medium toast, maturing gracefully for 22 months before bottling without fining or filtration. Displaying a refreshing and lively character, this wine showcases an excellent mouthfeel and a lingering finish, making it highly accessible even in its youthful state. Presently, it exhibits the timeless qualities of Napa Cabernet with a remarkably profound essence. As a paragon of high-quality Napa Cabernets, this wine has the potential to age beautifully for the next 15 years.
Sourced from premier Napa vineyards including Stagecoach, Hardman Stanton, and Greenwood, each vineyard's grapes were separately fermented in small tanks. The native fermentation process commenced after a 5-day cold soak, peaking at 90°F. Throughout fermentation, the wines were gently pumped over several times daily until reaching dryness. Subsequently, they were pressed and drained into barrels where malolactic fermentation took place. The wine was then aged in 50% new French oak barrels with a medium toast, maturing gracefully for 22 months before bottling without fining or filtration. Displaying a refreshing and lively character, this wine showcases an excellent mouthfeel and a lingering finish, making it highly accessible even in its youthful state. Presently, it exhibits the timeless qualities of Napa Cabernet with a remarkably profound essence. As a paragon of high-quality Napa Cabernets, this wine has the potential to age beautifully for the next 15 years.

Ratings

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Wine Enthusiast

"Thick, woody and savory in cedar, pencil shaving and sage, this wine is substantial in style and weight, with firm tannin and toasty oak. Rich layers of black fruit, tobacco and dark chocolate complement the earthy opening. This will do well with further aging; enjoy best from 2025–2030."

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James Suckling

"A pleasant red with currant and chocolate aromas and flavors. Medium body, round tannins and a delicious finish. Not much structure, but friendly to drink. 85% cabernet sauvignon, 10% cabernet franc and 5% merlot."

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Jeb Dunnuck

"The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon checks in as 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Merlot that spent 22 months in 50% new French oak. It offers a clean, classic, straightforward bouquet of cassis, toasted spice, and graphite as well as medium-bodied richness and depth, present yet ripe tannins, and a solid finish."

Product Detail

Size 750 mL
Producer Merryvale Wine
Dominant Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2017
Country United States
Region California
Sub Region Napa Valley
Alcohol Percentage 14.7