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1979 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Retail Price: $500.00
Wine Club Price: $400.00

The 1979 vintage imparted a distinct Bordelaise character to this wine. It has maintained peak drinking for the past decade and continues to divulge new layers of nuance. The 1979 Cabernet Sauvignon retains amazing color and focused fruit. It opens with intense aromas of black tea, Asian spice, soy, sandalwood, cedar. red licorice and rhubarb, melded into an intriguing, complex bouquet. On the palate, the wine is lovely and balanced, supported by very delicate and refined tannins. An elegant, aged Napa Cabernet. 13.7% alcohol

Other Details:

  • Appellation: Napa Valley-Spring Mountain District
    Assemblage: Cabernet Sauvignon

The 1979 Vintage

This vintage is unusual in that it is made entirely from Cabernet Sauvignon. In the 70's and 80's it was common for Spring Mountain to blend Merlot or Cabernet Franc, or both, in small amounts in their Cabernet bottling. The wine was fermented to full extraction and aged in well seasoned French oak barrels for 22 months. It was bottled in August 1981.

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