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2017 VGS Chateau Potelle Cabernet Sauvignon "Wildcat Mountain Vineyard"

VGS Chateau Potelle 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: VGS Chateau Potelle

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Wildcat Mountain Vineyard"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Mount Veeder

State or country: CA

Price: $125

Cases produced: 655

KWG Score: 93 (based on 1 review)

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

Review date: March 9, 2020

Wine Review: This very dark red colored Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a black currant bouquet with hints of black licorice and menthol. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, smooth and juicy. The flavor profile is a blackberry and black cherry blend with notes of black licorice and black pepper. We also detected hints of fine minerality, dark chocolate and blueberry. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins build-up and stick around for a while. The Panel felt this that this Cab improved with some air mixed in. Decant it and serve it with some fork tender slow braised beef with shallot, carrot, garlic and Burgundy mushroom ragu tossed with rigatoni pasta. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The 2017 vintage was a storied one...luckily we harvested our Cabernet Sauvignon grapes before the fires started. This wine is gorgeous! The bouquet is loaded with ripe Bing and rainier cherries. What a crowd pleaser. Brilliant acidity and a delicate richness make this wine one to enjoy now and over the next 8 years.

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