RouteStock Napa Valley Route 29 Cabernet Sauvignon 2017. Wine Spectator – 89 Points, Tasting Panel – Publisher’s Picks – 91 Points
Route 29 travels through the heart of Napa Valley — arguably a perfect home for Cabernet Sauvignon. On a drive down Route 29 you will pass many of the vineyards that supplied perfectly ripe grapes for this Napa Valley Cabernet
The ensuing wine is amazingly complex and classic Napa Valley. The aroma is cedar, cola, dark black fruit and just a kiss of oak. The palate is round, expansive, bright and complex with flavors of cocoa, coffee, fruit and herbs. The wine fills the mouth but isn’t dominated by any one element and finishing amazingly bright for Cabernet Sauvignon. One of the great joys of making Cabernet is blending the wine before bottling and this wine was so very fun to combine just the right amount of Cabernet Sauvignon with its power, Cabernet Franc for the beautiful wild aroma and flavor, a touch of Merlot for the dusty plum character, Malbec for violet notes and Petit Verdot for color and tannins
Wine Spectator – 89 Points
Open and accessible, with a dollop of warm ganache laid over a core of warm plum and blackberry preserve flavors. Shows just enough juicy energy to offset the toothy, extracted edge on the finish. Drink now through 2023. 20,000 cases made.
Tasting Panel – Publisher’s Picks – 91 Points
Named for a north-to-south throughway that traverses Napa Valley, this blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Cab Franc with small portions of Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Merlot exudes aromas of mint, cedar, and ripe blackberry. The nose mimics the palate, which sees the addition of a dusting of chocolate as well as violets and savory Italian herbs.
- Technical Information
- Varietal Composition: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon,7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec
- Alcohol: 14.2%
- TA: 5.8 g/L
- p H: 3.64
- RS: Dry
- UPC/SKU: 720815042230