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Tarpon Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Tarpon Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

$150.00

Tarpon Cellars

The 2017 growing season made for a challenging albeit rewarding vintage.  While there was plenty of rainfall in the spring, but heat spikes in the late summer required preparedness in the vineyard.  The resulting wine is a testament to the farming, with a nose that is layered and complex with mulberry, sandalwood, and vanilla bean. There is a complexity of fruit that ranges to red, black, and blue.  On entry, the acid structure is the backbone for a wine that is weighty but balanced. Elegant tannins are integrated with a mouthfeel that is complemented by black fig, graphite, and red licorice. While retaining the focus of the fruit, the finish lingers in chocolate covered strawberries and earthy tones. Exploring the boundaries of darkness and light, it was crafted for both aging and approachability in the first few years.

Production: 245 Cases

Winemaking Specs

Vintage
2017
Region
Napa Valley
Appellation
Oak Knoll AVA
Alcohol %
14.6
Winemaker
Jeremy Carter
Residual Sugar
<0.1 g/L
pH
3.78
Acidity
6.12 g/L
Harvest Date
September 23, 2017
Aging
22 months in 80% new French oak