2017 Buoncristiani Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Specs
96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Malbec
Napa Valley - Howell Mountain and Coombsville
Harvest Date
October 1st through October 6th, 2017
Twenty months in 100% French oak barrels, 85% new French oak
Cases Handcrafted
Robert Parker

2017 Buoncristiani Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

95+ POINTS - "Full-bodied, firm, and fine-grained with lovely freshness and a long finish.”- Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate  

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We, the Buoncristiani brothers, take pride in performing all aspects of enology, viticulture, wine production, and art design in order to share with you a true expression of our winemaking passion.

To ensure our highest standard of quality, grapes were sourced from vineyards managed by Buoncristiani or from other Napa Valley growers who adhere to our strict viticultural philosophy. This Cabernet Sauvignon was handcrafted from small lots harvested exclusively from hillside vineyards in Howell Mountain and Coombsville, including Ink Grade, Stagecoach, Hossfeld and Richard Bennett Vineyards.  These small batches were kept separate during fermentation, after pressing, and throughout the first year of aging in French oak barrels. During the second year of barrel aging, the components were blended in several phases creating optimum complexity while retaining balance, varietal character, and superior quality. This wine was aged in barrels for 20 months and bottled unfined and unfiltered in June of 2019.

Expect to find deep aromas of cassis, black cherry, incense, dark chocolate, caramelized oak, toffee, and the Buoncristiani signatures of balance, depth on the mid palate, and a lengthy persistent finish. Precise amounts of Malbec were carefully folded into the final blend to add complexity and depth to the profile.  Twenty months aging in 85% new French oak barrels rounded out the palate even further, while adding more texture, aroma and flavor.

Wine Profile
Other Notes
BLEND: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec and 2% Petite Verdot
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