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Amapola Creek 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley
Amapola Creek 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley

Amapola Creek 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley


The first thing to note with this wine is the color, the core is a red so dark itís practically black, and it fades sharply to a rich garnet at the edge. Smell the glass, and your first impression will be blackberries with just a hint of anise liqueur. Stay with the glass for a moment, and the nose gains in black and red fruit, bright and fresh but with a sweet note of preserved Italian cherries.

Take a sip, and you will initially find a pleasant acidity coupled with a velvety mouthfeel, balanced against an elegant note of red currants. Linger a moment, and you will uncover bold characters of pomegranates and rock candy, with just a hint of the liqueur hinted at in the nose, all woven over a background of rich, juicy tannin. Swallow your sip, and you will find that the finish on this wine is huge and intense, a rolling wave of ripe tannins and decadent berry compote that is nearly overwhelming. At its peak, the finish unveils the heart of this wine; coffee and chocolate, blackberries and currants, anise and cedar, everything promised at the beginning of the palate is delivered with interest. You can hold, drink or cellar this wine for a decade.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 94 Points
"Blended of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petit Verdot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyard offers pronounced black currants, black cherries and wild blueberry scents with hints of mulberries, Chinese five spice, tilled soil, bay leaves and tapenade. Very big, concentrated and powerful in the mouth, it completely coats the palate with black fruits and savory layers, supported by firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with great persistence."

Jeb Dunnuck - 93 Points
"The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley is a beautiful blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petit Verdot that spent two years in new and used French oak barrels. Cassis, currants, dried tobacco, and lead pencil notes all emerge from the glass and it's layered, medium-bodied, and seamless on the palate. Possessing fine tannin and terrific overall balance, it's going to keep for 10-15 years."

Type

White

Varietal

93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot

Vintage

2015

Bottle size

750mL

Alcohol content

15.2%

Appellation

California - Sonoma County

Wine Advocate

94

Wine Enthusiast

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Wine Spectator

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Jeb Dunnuck

93


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