2017 101 Barrels, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
95 Pts. Martin Sheehan-Stross,
An elegant and lifted style of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, one where both the grape variety and terrior are allowed to shine through. The nose is driven by red currant and bay leaf tones while the palate gives a slightly darker feel. The fine tannins drive the long finish of this layered, complex wine.
Layers of blackberry, black cherry, sweet spice, black pepper, and oak. On the palate, there is bold, dark fruit at the forefront of this full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon that gives way to flavors of cocoa, nutmeg and graphite. The tannins are chewy and powerful, balanced with a long finish.