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Penfolds California Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 704text

Penfolds California Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 704 2020

Napa Valley, California, United StatesThe Californian 704 is meant to be the reverse image of the Oz version: Penfolds 407 Cabernet Sauvignon. Make no mistake, this is entirely Napa Valley, and it presents with the richness that comes along with that AVA. Wildfires and COVID-19 marked a difficult production year, but the wine seems none the worse for wear. The aging is 16 months in French oak barriques that were 40% new. It opens with a storm of fully ripe blackcurrant, coffee grounds, dried herbs, and dense tannins. This is going to need time in the bottle but it is already a much more formidable wine than the 407. The Penfolds team thinks it will live well in the 2040s.Tasted: 06 August 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
US$70.00750mlestimated retail in select private wine shops
Producer: PenfoldsDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Cabernet SauvignonUPC: 012354724389