May 2017 Cabernet Club Shipment

Balentine Family Vineyards 831 Cabernet 2014

Balentine Family Vineyards 831 Cabernet 2014

Monterey, California

$27.99 / each

Description:

This mouth-filling, richly textured blend of 85% Cabernet and 15% Petite Sirah was grown by a small family owned producer in Monterey on California's Central Coast. Grippy yet perfectly ripe tannins create a wonderful structural backbone for this bright, juicy wine. You'll see lots of fragrant blackberry and black currant fruit wrapped around dusty cocoa and dark chocolate notes. 20% of the wine was aged in new French oak for 9 months.

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Y. Rousseau Tannat 2014

Y. Rousseau Tannat 2014

Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California

$27.99 / each

Description:

Tannat, the brawny grape of Madiran in southwest France is not typically seen in California. This rare example made by French winemaker Yannick Rousseau, however, is exceptional, and shows great potential for this grape variety in Sonoma's Russian River Valley. Silky tannins and vivid acidity build an excellent structural base for this wine, which yields gorgeous black cherry, wild blueberry, bittersweet chocolate and graphite notes. Super stylish and full of finesse, this was aged in 40% new French oak for 18 months.

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