2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Three Vineyard Collection - 95+ PTS
The Debate, 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Three Vineyard Collection - 95+ PTS
THE DEBATE Cabernet Sauvignon Artalade Montagna Vineyard 2017
Artalade Vineyard is a portion of the Montagna Estate located on "Pritchard Hill", neighboring famous estates such as Colgin, Chappellet and Brand. Artalade sits in a unique geographical part of the "hill" perched at the edge of the Vaca Mountain Range at 1,100 feet in altitude, and the volcanic and iron-rich soils are very expressive. This wine is mineral-driven on the nose and palate, but is also round, rich and juicy. In 2017 we consider the Artalade Montagna Vineyard to be Megan Rapinoe. Megan consistently shows beauty with a genuine personality that thinks outside the box. With a vast amount of raw talent, she shows character, uniqueness and core strength while embracing her differences. This Cabernet Sauvignon is charismatic and dynamic and one that we will admire for the next 25+ years.
95 PTS – Jeb Dunnick
THE DEBATE Cabernet Sauvignon Sacrashe Vineyard 2017
Sacrashe Vineyard is perched on a hillside in Rutherford just above Auberge du Soleil and sits on one of the most unique soil types that we have ever worked with. The earth is so white and chalky that it cannot be confused with any other soil type in the valley. With that, the wine that comes off Sacrashe shows an incredible freshness and spice that is most distinct to this property. We consider the 2017 Sacrashe Vineyard to be Lionel Messi. Messi is an expression of speed and finesse that brings depth and beauty to the game, making it so you cannot be indifferent or emotionless. The raw talent is so great that the quality is endless. Even when you think you know him, he comes up with more layers, tricks and moves that you never anticipated. The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon from Sacrashe Vineyard will continue to impress for many years to come, expressing secondary aromas and flavors over the next 25+ years.
97 PTS – Jeb Dunnick
THE DEBATE Cabernet Sauvignon Denali Vineyard 2017
Denali is a west to southwest facing St Helena vineyard overlooking Joseph Phelps Vineyard and sits at 500 feet of elevation. The gravelly and loamy vineyard is beautifully terraced, producing small, concentrated berries with a lot of personality. The Denali Vineyard has great energy and power and consistently produces wines with unique aromas and a soft and round mouthfeel. We consider the Denali Vineyard 2017 to be Paul Pogba. Pogba is the pivotal point, power, tower and stability in the mid-field (palate), distributing all of the components to the rest of the field. He's the structure of the team dressed in perfect esthetic. The 2017 Denali Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is exuberant, balanced by a framework of integrated tannins and enticing acidity. Enjoy this wine for the next 20 years!
95 PTS – Jeb Dunnick
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