When it comes to Brion Wise’s brilliant collection of American wines, the new Napa Valley Trios cuvee of Cabernet Sauvignon is guaranteed to make you smile ear to ear. The Trios is drawn from prized vineyards in Rutherford, Yountsville and Coombsville that each feature porous, gravelly soil. This forces the roots to dig deep into the poor soil, drawing mineral groundwater for fresh, vibrant grapes.
The vineyards’ position on the valley floor guarantees excellent sun exposure providing for superb concentration. The resulting wine is deep and concentrated, with flavors of strawberry, black cherry, licorice and toasty oak. The tannins are fine and the finish is mineral and seems to just go on and on.
2017 is juicy and fresh but production was tiny. The minuscule allocation has already sold out throughout the country, even with its $100+ price tag with the exception of the 120 bottles I had already locked into at a very, very special price (kind of thank you – but that’s a story for another day). $110 at the winery – 55% off here today at just $50 per bottle.
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On the palate, deeper nuances of anise, leather, savory herbs, and a touch of iron perfectly complement the juicy fruit. The finish is long and stony with fine tannins. Great at the dinner table now, decant in youth for 15-30 minutes.
Great with lamb, steak, burgers or grilled vegetables.
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