De Sante 2019 Cabernet Oakville
2019 De Sante Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville, Napa Valley
San Francisco Wine Panel Score 98+ Points
This is a terrific Cabernet that delivers a nearly ideal rendition of Oakville character. The nose is a richly spicy perfume of red currant jam, sour red cherry, lingonberry, sweet-pickled crab apple syrup, pink peppercorn, toasted cedar, laurel and mineral scents. It proves even richer and deeper on the palate where it displays classic structure, concentration and focus while giving no impression of overripeness. The mid-palate and finishing flavors enlarge with airing to finish with a push of sour cherry, crab apple, pomegranate syrup, lingonberry, peppercorn, hazelnut husk, tobacco leaf, baking spice and minerality that does much to suppress the wines substantial spine of tannin. Delicious already, this wine is sure to improve for four or five years and possibly long after. 98 cases produced.