Hertelendy 2017 Cabernet Napa
2017 Hertelendy Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
San Francisco Wine Panel Score 95 Points
Rich in juicy-jammy fruit, this wine opens with impressively ripe aromas of blueberry, cassis and black cherry, underpinned by notes of clove, forest earth, toasted grain, vanilla and some floral suggestions. Dark berry and Cassis notes dominate on the palate and through the lingering finish, where fruit zest brightens savory flavors of clove, vanilla, toasted grain and some earthy undercurrents. Likely three years from its full expression, it will accompany a dark roast or rich stew nicely at this point. Blended with 10% Merlot, 1% Petite Verdot, 1% Malbec & 1% Cabernet Franc, 225 cases made.