Estate Cuvee
Regular price $169.41
  • Accolade Points: Vinous Media 97 | Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 95
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Product Type: Red
  • Bottle Size: 750mL
  • Bottles per Case: 1
  • Varietal: Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
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This wine is the Estate Cuvee which offers the best representation of the Willow Creek District terroir. The grapes are sourced entirely from the estate L'Aventure Vineyard at very low yield of just 1.5 to 2 tons per acre. The blend is 45% Syrah, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petit Verdot. The wine aged for 15 months in 90% new French oak and 10% 1-year-old French oak and was bottled without fining or filtering.

Powerful, mineral- and smoke-accented blueberry, cherry liqueur, incense and pipe tobacco aromas show outstanding definition and pick up suggestions of mocha and exotic spices with air. Offers deeply concentrated black/blue fruit, cherry-vanilla, espresso and bitter chocolate flavors; a spicy flourish emerges as the wine stretches out. Finishes smooth, energetic and extremely long, with youthful, slowly building tannins and lingering suggestions of candied flowers and smoky minerals. - 97 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media | The 2018 Estate Cuvée is made up of 45% Syrah, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petit Verdot aged in 90% new French oak. Deep ruby-purple, the nose takes some time to unfurl to touches of cast-iron pan, tar, turned earth, cassis and blueberry pie with floral top notes. The palate is full-bodied with lush, mineral-tinged fruits in a firm frame, lifted by surprising freshness and finishing long and perfumed. Give it another 3-5 years in bottle. 1,800 cases produced. - 95 - Erin Brooks - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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