Despite the very small production, in April of 2018 this wine was rated the #1 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon wine among Vivino's 29,000,000 users. Notes of blackberries, pencil, shavings, cassis, coffee, tobacco, red cherry, violets, chocolate, baking spice and forest floor.
Aromatic and finessed, the fruit is restrained and smooth on the palate, and as it airs it blooms into a richer/slightly creamy mid-palate. Extremely fine tannins, wonderful acidity, this is absolutely a polished wine end to end.It needs only about 30 minutes in a decanter and will blossom over the next few hours. The 15 seems to show more structure than the 14, and should reach greater heights if youre patient, but really there isnt much need to wait.
One of the finest Cabernets coming out of Napa, you can put that in the book. Enjoy now over the next 10+ years. James Suckling 93 pts: Violets with ripe, attractive red plums and blackberries, adding dark plums on the palate, delivered in fleshy, expressive and approachable style.
Long, vibrant plum finish with roasted coffee to close. From the Winery: In 2015, unseasonably early warm temperatures led to an early bud break and bloom.
Colder temperatures hit in May during the peak of bloom which ultimately led to uneven fruit setting and lower overall yields. Harvest was two weeks earlier than 2014 due to the early fruit set. Hand harvested just before dawn when grape acidity is slightly higher.Grapes were tiny and incredibly concentrated. Almost black in color and of uncompromising quality.
Aged in new French Oak for 28 months. 2015 was an outstanding growing season in Napa with lower yields and smaller, more concentrated fruit. This vintage shows balance and power. The higher complexities in earthy, woody notes it exudes are both striking and different in comparison to our 2014. Wine color is deep purple, vibrant and youthful.
An incredible forest floor earthiness on the nose that was not as prevalent in the 2014's. Spring flowers, blackberry and raspberry fruit. On the palate the wine is grippy and bold. It fills the entire palate.
A bit of charcoal notes over a bouquet of blueberry, chocolate and cassis. Well balanced and a beautiful finish. This wine is designed to age gracefully over 30+ years. ALABAMA, ARKANSAS, KENTUCKY, MISSISSIPPI, AND UTAH.
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2015 Frank Fredericks Estate Cabernet Sauvignon wine with Gift Box, Napa" is in sale since Friday, October 12, 2018. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Food & Beverages\Alcohol & Alcohol Mixers\Wine".
The seller is "cultwines" and is located in Venice, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.