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Cabernet Sauvignon, Panek Vineyard 2015

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Customarily we see a mix of red and black fruit in wines from this valley floor vineyard, showing qualities like caramelized sugar and maple syrup. However, the combination of a short crop and warm, dry growing season tends to produce wine in which black fruits predominate. We see this clearly in the 2015 Panek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, exhibiting more black fruit than is typical for this site. The 2015 Panek has all the concentration of the similarly dark 2013 vintage, while the trademark fruit-forward quality of the 2015 exponentially increases the pleasure factor.

Country:
USA
Region:
Napa Valley
Appellation/ava:
St. Helena
Vineyard designation:
Panek Vineyard
Vintage:
2015
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
97

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Aging:
80% new French oak barrels (20 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Estate:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
14.7
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
275

Reviews

  • "97 points. Composed of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 20 months in French oak, 80% new, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Panek Vineyard St. Helena has a deep garnet-purple color and gives up coffee, dried herbs and garrigue notions over a crème de cassis, blueberry pie and red currant jelly core with touches of cumin seed and black pepper. Medium to full-bodied, the taut, muscular palate is laden with savory and black fruit layers, featuring firm, ripe, grainy tannins and lovely freshness, finishing long and earthy. 225 cases produced. Drink Date: 2018 - 2040." (Wine Advocate)
  • "95 points. Pulido-Walker's 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Panek Vineyard is a rich, heady wine. Super-ripe red cherry, kirsch, rose petal, blood orange and spice give the 2015 a decidedly exotic profile. Racy and voluptuous in the glass, the 2015 is nearly impossible to resist for its pure allure. This is a terrific showing." (vinous)

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