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2017 Canvasback Cabernet Sauvignon "Grand Passage"

Canvasback 2017 Grand Passage Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Canvasback

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Grand Passage"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 98% Cabernet Sauvignon & 2% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Red Mountain

State or country: CA

Price: $84

Cases produced: 330

KWG Score: 92 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: October 12, 2020

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and very dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Mountain opens with fragrant red currant and cherry-cola bouquet with hints of red licorice and pomegranate. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied, super smooth and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a juicy red plum and cola blend with notes of red currant and cocoa. I also detected hints of red licorice and cinnamon Red Hots in the after taste. The finish is dry and its flavors and moderate tannins linger and last for a while. This Cab would be perfect with a grilled hanger steak. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: An aromatic powerhouse, the 2017 Grand Passage is effusive with black fruit and brambly wild berry aromas, with notions of bay leaf, juniper and olive adding nuance and complexity. A flood of juicy dark fruit saturates the palate, while expanding tannins create a richly layered texture. Brooding and resonant, with flavors of huckleberry, cassis, juniper and nutmeg, this stunning wine possesses a classic Old-World structure, draped with New-World ripeness and intensity.

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