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Blue Monster 2017 Houyi Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Blue Monster 2017 Houyi Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Blue Monster 2017 Houyi Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

The 2017 Blue Monster Cabernet Sauvignon was born from Houyi Vineyard, a beautifully complicated property that perches in the prized Pritchard Hill sub-region east of Oakville. At Houyi, all of Napa Valley is at your feet. Rich with iron and studded with massive boulders, the red volcanic soils provide superb drainage but also punishing conditions for the vines. Water is sparse, and sunshine intense. The vines must battle for survival, and the thick-skinned fruit bears testament to their struggle: small, dense berries supercharged with intensity, structure and character.

In short, it is a site worthy of the monsters.

The 2017 vintage was a challenging one for vignerons, with torrential winter rains, record-breaking heat waves, and a deadly wildfire in October. While many picked too early and some too late, we managed to capture the harvest at full phenological ripeness, with no interference from the fire.

Comprised of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon blended from 2 unique blocks, and aged in 75% new French Oak for 25 months. Production for the vintage was intensely small, only 25 cases were produced. A rich, bold concentrated wine, driven by mulberry, blackberry, and espresso. Strong on its approach with hints of graphite, trampled blue blossoms, and broad tannins.

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Red

Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage

2017

Bottle size

750mL

Alcohol content

15.3%

Appellation

California – Napa Valley - Yountville

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