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2016 CARTE BLANCHE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 750ML
2016 CARTE BLANCHE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 750ML
 
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Bottle Price $151.99
Year 2016
Size 750ML
Color Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country United States

Product Code: 3104194
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100pts Jeb Dunnuck ; 97pts Parker; 96pts Vinous

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is made predominately from Cabernet Sauvignon from Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper vineyard. It gives a very deep purple-black color and is redolent of crème de cassis, blueberry compote, Indian spices and crushed rocks with touches of black soil, cigar boxes and Provence herbs. The palate is built like a brick house with a solid frame of firm, fine-grained tannins and plenty of freshness supporting the generous black and blue fruits and beautiful spice layers, finishing on a lingering mineral note. 200 cases were made. Parker’s WA

Winery: The 2016 Carte Blanche Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% varietal makeup. Cabernet Sauvignon was farmed mainly at Oakville’s Missouri Hopper Vineyard owned by Andy Beckstoffer. A small amount of Cabernet from Las Posadas Vineyard on Howell Mountain was used in the final blend. A super complex nose leaps from the glass, showing dark and red fruits, cassis, graphite, and lead pencil. A broad palate opens to reveal black fruits, hint of red currant, and fresh tobacco leaf, all leading to a mile long silky finish. Enjoyable now with air and built for cellar aging.

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