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Beaulieu Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignontext

Beaulieu Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Napa Valley, California, United StatesIf you know Napa, you know the appellations this has been sourced from: Rutherford, Calistoga, and St. Helena. But this is Napa reimagined. The cabernet sauvignon here is rounded out by syrah, petite sirah, merlot, touriga nacional (!), cabernet franc, and charbono (!!), among others. And it's a reminder that the Napa we know may look quite different in decades to come due to climate change. The fruit is darker here than the 2015 vintage we last tried, but it's still quite savoury with graphite, cedar, and herbs. It tastes traditional in style, but the blend tells us it's forward looking. Best in 5-7 years.Tasted: 10 April 2021Tasted by: Geoffrey Moss MWPrices:
BC$45.99750mlprivate wine shops
AB$29.00750mlprivate wine shop
Producer: Beaulieu VineyardsDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 393926UPC: 080696096426