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2017 The Debate Red Blends or Varietals "The Ultimate Debate"

The Debate 2017 The Ultimate Debate

Winery: The Debate

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Ultimate Debate"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon & 11% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 1500 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $380

Cases produced: 300

KWG Score: 96.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: May 14, 2021

Wine Review: This deep purple colored Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a black currant and boysenberry with hints of oak, pencil lead and black licorice. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied and slightly acidic. It also has a very smooth texture. The flavor profile is a graphite influenced black currant with notes of black cherry. We also detected hints of black licorice, black tea and herbs mixed in. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins drift away nicely. The Panel would pair this young Cab based blend with duck breast or a charcuterie platter. Enjoy – KWGTP (Magnums Only)

Winemaker Notes: The Ultimate Debate stemmed from the idea if both sides of an equation were to come together, the results would be tremendous. Imagine a utopian view of this country understanding and accepting differences; how beautiful would our world be? The Ultimate Debate is our "Wine World" version of that, blending our Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc together

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