Thursday, November 8, 2018

97, 98 and 99 Point Cabs from Napa's Epic 2015 Vintage

97, 98 and 99 Point Cabs from Napa's Epic 2015 Vintage

2015 Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace....$214.99
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace is deep garnet-purple colored with a drop-dead gorgeous nose of crème de cassis, warm plums and blueberry compote with touches of chocolate box, licorice, vanilla pod and coffee beans plus wafts of cedar and cinnamon toast. Full-bodied and rich with gorgeous super ripe, fine-grained tannins and seamless freshness, it finishes very long and very spicy.
Rated 99/100 The Wine Advocate

2015 Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow...$214.99
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelly Meadow opens with a lovely floral perfume of violets and rose hip tea with a core of chocolate-covered cherries, mulberries, blueberry compote and plum preserves plus hints of wood smoke, tobacco and menthol. Full-bodied and firmly framed with grainy tannins and background freshness, it has gorgeous earthy layers and a mineral-tinged finish.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate

2015 Cliff Lede Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon....$224.99

A blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot and a 1% splash of Petit Verdot, the deep purple-black colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Poetry offers up crème de cassis, baked black cherries and blackberry preserves with hints of chocolate, licorice and pencil shavings plus smoked meat and truffles. Full-bodied, muscular, taut and very firm, with very fine-grained tannins, the palate is concentrated, long and minerally. This needs cellaring for 3-4 years at least, but it should emerge incredibly profound.
Rated 98+/100 The Wine Advocate

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