Beaulieu Vineyards Rutherford Napa Cabernet 2017 Rated 92JS

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Rated 92
A soft and velvety red with chocolate and currant character. Medium to full body, creamy tannins and a fruity finish. Extremely polished and approachable. Shows the dusty character of the harvest. 88% cabernet sauvignon and 7% petit verdot with merlot and petite sirah. Drink or hold.

Wine Tasting Notes
This Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon is a tremendous expression of its AVA terroir exhibiting intense saturation of color, aromas and flavors. The bouquet shows a dark fruit profile with blackberry, black currant and cassis notes alongside oak barrel nuances of root spice and molasses. On the palate, there are darker fruit notes supported by hints of dark chocolate, mocha and coffee. The structured "Rutherford dust" tannins are fine grained and very focused for this vintage, showcasing the signature fine cocoa powder texture and expansive mouthfeel. Incredible depth and balance, supported by velvety rich textured tannins, leading to a persistent lengthy finish, showing concentration and refinement.

88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot, and 2% Petite Sirah

Alcohol 14.6%

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