Jericho Canyon Vineyard – Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, West Wall – Calistoga, Napa Valley

Jericho Canyon Vineyard – Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, West Wall – Calistoga, Napa Valley

The nose is fruity, juicy, racy and offers a slight concentration. It reveals notes of blackberry, ripe strawberry and small notes of cassis associated with touches of juicy redcurrants as well as hints of Zan, cocoa and a very discreet hint of eucalyptus. The palate is fruity, mineral, well-balanced and offers a good definition, a beautiful freshness, tension, a good structure, power (more than on the East Elevation cuvée), a slight concentration, a beautiful finesse as well as an acid frame. On the palate this wine expresses notes of cassis, red berries and small notes of juicy raspberry associated with small / slight touches of licorice, chocolate, toasted / caramelized oak as well as discreet hints of violets / olive tree, local forest (in the background) and a very discreet hint of almond. Tannins are fine and slightly firm. Good length.

Note (Score): 17+/20

Note (Score): 94-95/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 05/2018

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)