Exeperience Cabernet Sauvignon

VINTAGE
The 2017 vintage will be talked about for years to come. There were multiple unforeseen challenges that
kept growers and winemakers on their toes until the very end. A hailstorm in June, August & September heat waves and unpredicted California wildfires in October. In parts of the valley, picking took place earlier due to extreme August and September heat. In others, Cabernet was picked later in November due to the fires. This will create a bifurcation in the wine style for 2017: Some wines will be more elegant with structure due to the shorter hang-time, and the later-picked wines will have a more plush mouthfeel and softer tannins.


WINEMAKING
24% of the 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was barrel-fermented and barrel-aged in new French
Oak. The balance of the wine was fermented traditionally, in stainless steel tanks, then moved to French neutral oak for balance.


TASTING NOTES
Intense ruby in color, this Cabernet opens with a lovely bouquet of forward fruit, soft notes of oak from
the barrel fermentation, some anise and a hint of mocha. Ripe black fruit unfolds on the palate offering cassis, blackberry and black cherry. The finish is long and lingering with a smooth rich texture.

APPELLATION
Napa Valley


VARIETAL COMPOSITION
92% Cabernet Sauvignon
6% Merlot, 2% Malbec

 

COOPERAGE
17 months 24% new French Oak
76% neutral French Oak
for balance

 

RELEASE DATE
January 2020

TOTAL ACIDITY
0.56 g/100ml

 

pH
3.72

 

ALCOHOL
14.2%

 

Accolades

"Rich garnet color;

juicy and bright, long and fresh with fresh berry fruit."

91

“The 2017 Experience
Cabernet Sauvignon is layered and pleasing.”

“...a juicy blackberry flavor and smooth, integrated tannins.”

90

90

EXPERIENCE WINES

Exceptional Cabernet & Proprietary Red Blend

from the Napa Valley.

P.O. Box 747, Napa, CA 94559

info@ExperienceWines.com

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