- BEST OF CLASS San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, Mike Dunne’s Best of Class Notes: “Cabernet Sauvignon in this price range isn’t supposed to be this profound in expression of variety, place and vintage, but consider that it comes from Lake County, which for years has been providing Napa Valley wineries with grapes and now finally is being recognized openly for the caliber and character of its fruit.”
- 90 Punkte WINE ENTHUSIAST, Jim Gordon: "This wine tastes old school in a good way, revealing the traditional black-olive and herb nuances of California Cabernet grown in cool climates. It has good depth, a nicely firm texture and lingering fruit and herb notes on the finish."
- "Hall of Fame Value" Dan Dawson's Wine Advisor: - Dan Dawson's Wine Advisor: "Very satisfying Cabernet Sauvignon that’s ready to enjoy anytime. Dark red, ripe cherries, blueberries and pomegranate flavors are obvious and generous. With the fruit, honest and transparent Cabernet flavors of cassis, sandalwood and cedar compliment nicely. Fine tannins, medium acidity and kiss of toasty oak make for a rich, ripe mouthfeel and sensation. This is an outstanding choice for a “House Cab” or restaurant by-the-glass Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cabernet comes from two AVAs: Red Hills and Big Valley – both over 2000 feet elevation where the growing days are hot and the nights are cool. 11% Merlot from Mendocino in the blend."
- Mike Dunne’s Best-of-Class tasting notes SF Chronicle Wine Competition 2019: “Cabernet Sauvignon in this price range isn’t supposed to be this profound in expression of variety, place and vintage, but consider that it comes from Lake County, which for years has been providing Napa Valley wineries with grapes and now finally is being recognized openly for the caliber and character of its fruit.”
- 93 Punkte California State Fair Wine Competition 2019
|Wine Enthusiast:||90 WE|
|Rebsorte(n):||Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot|
|Empfehlungen:||Zalto Univeral-Glas oder Bordeaux-Glas; ca. eine Stunde vor dem Genuß dekantieren; bei 16-18 °C; toll zu Gegrilltem und Barbecue, zu Steak oder kräftigem Harkäse|
|Reben:||89% Cabernet Sauvignon 11% Merlot|
|Im Weinkeller:||8 Months Medium + Toast French Oak (36% new)|
|% vol Alk:||14,3|
|Notizen des Weinguts:||Excellent quality and generous yields were seen throughout most of Lake County and its sub-appellations in 2017. Harvest began a week or so later than normal and continued through mid-October, with a few vintners still picking during the last week of the month. The rains of winter were well received and replenished the much-needed ground water, and were particularly valuable in helping the land to heal from the 2015 and 2016 wildfires. The end of the growing season saw a few heat spikes, but no detrimental effects were reported as growers used preemptive irrigation to avert vine stress – and Lake County grapes tend to be more resilient due to their increased UV light exposure. October saw a return to cooler temperatures, giving the fruit opportunity for longer hangtime, which winemakers reported, added to the depth and complexity of the 2017 vintage. The later harvest and additional hangtime was particularly beneficial for Lake County’s Cabernet harvest, with the fruit showing excellent quality, structure and intensity. The winemaking for this vintage focused on tempering the firm tannins of the Lake County’s Red Hills and Big Valley AVAs by blending cool climate Merlot from Mendocino. The final blend includes 89% Cabernet Sauvignon (51% Red Hills AVA and 38% Big Valley AVA) and 11% Mendocino County Merlot. This wine illustrates how the intensity of Lake County Cabernet is perfectly complimented by cool – yet lively – Merlot from Mendocino. Winemaker’s Tasting Impressions Aromas of cherry, blackberry and sandalwood are ever-present on the nose. The palate is focused and fruit forward, with pure plum, cherry and cedar flavors predominating. The tannins are supple, yet persistent, carrying the wine to a long-lasting, bright finish. 2017 shows a vintage of coolness, elegance and balance, and typifies the best of what Lake County has to offer.|
|Potenziell allergene Substanzen:||Enthält Sulfite. Kann Spuren von Eiweiß, Gelatine und Milch enthalten.|
|Importeur/Inverkehrbringer:||Josef Schreiblehner Wein bewegt, Gewerbepark Lindach B1, D-84489 Burghausen|
|Warnungen:||Der Konsum von alkoholhaltigen Getränken während der Schwangerschaft kann selbst in geringen Mengen schwere Konsequenzen für die Gesundheit des Kindes nach sich ziehen.|
|Hersteller:||Dancing Crow Vineyards, 2790 Spring Street, St. Helena, CA 94574, USA|
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