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Cornell Vineyards 2015 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Cornell Vineyards 2015 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Cornell Vineyards 2015 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

The mountain immediately begins to reveal its many layers through the rich aromas of red fruit, a mix of dried and fresh herbs and graphite. The barrel influence is a subtle backdrop to the layers of fresh forest floor, wet stone and black currant. Red plum and fresh blackberry fill the mouth leading to the rich and classical structure. The wine’s refined texture and elegant tannins belie its youth. Approachable now, the 2015 Cornell Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon will age with grace and will continue to reveal its layers for many years to come.

James Suckling - 96 Points: "Blueberries and blackberries with licorice. Black truffles. So much blue fruit on the nose and palate. Full body and beautiful tannins that are layered and powerful. Drinking beautifully now."

Vinous - 95+ Points: "Just bottled two weeks before this tasting, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is a total knock out. Creamy, ample and explosive, the 2015 has a level of richness and textural intensity that have eluded previous vintages. An exotic mélange of dark cherry jam, plum, menthol, licorice, leather and spice build as the 2015 shows off its arresting beauty. The 2015 is a mere infant, but it is alluring, sensual and incredibly inviting."

Decanter - 93 Points: "The emergence of standout Sonoma Cab makers continues with this exceptional wine that's still finding its strengths. Consulting winemaker Francoise Peschon, formerly of Araujo, has focussed the team on improvements in the vineyard, which show in the glass. This wine is precise, beautifully textured and elegant, with dark mountain-grown fruit, graphite and garrigue notes enlivened by structured tannins and acidity. It's so fresh, and a refreshing style for California Cabernet."

Type

Red

Varietal

75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot, 7% merlot

Vintage

2015

Bottle size

750mL

Alcohol content

14.4%

Appellation

California – Napa Valley - St. Helena

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