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2018 AXR Cabernet Sauvignon "Denali Vineyard"

AXR 2018 Denali Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: AXR

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Denali Vineyard"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $225

Cases produced: 145

KWG Score: 96.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (95)

Review date: December 7, 2021

Wine Review: This inky purple colored Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a mild ripe black cherry and blueberry bouquet with hints of graphite, spice, and Macintosh apple. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is velvety, lush, and very well-balanced. The flavor profile is mineral influenced and gentle black currant with notes of dark chocolate, loam, and blueberry. The finish is dry, and its tannins build-up and stick around for a very long time. The Panel would certainly sip this Cab on its own. With food, we would decant it and then serve it with a ribeye steak. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Color: Shiny garnet with touches of taffy, purple and iris on the rim.
On the nose: Beautiful explosion of ripe fruit with juicy elderberry and blueberry with roses, ripe strawberry and cassis, lingering on cooking spices.
On the palate: Soft round entrance evolving on a great, dense mid palate that is both soft, sweet, and structured with granular tannins, touches of plum and licorice lingering on fruit pits and cherries.

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