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98pt Carte Blanche Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2014

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Another 98-point jewel, the Carte Blanche combines 100-point winemaking with Napa Valley’s esteemed Missouri Hopper vineyard in an Andy Beckstoffer-Helen Keplinger collaboration that’s ultimately the definition of perfection!

This is a Full-bodied Cabernet with phenomenal intensity, exquisite composition, and a mid-palate and finish to die for, this is a irresistible, breathtaking seductive Cabernet Sauvignon!

About the wine

Unfettered by the strict appellation laws of Europe, Carte Blanche is devoted to combining creativity and terroir to yield California’s most distinctive wines. Classically styled, but imaginatively redefined, these wines aren’t for the faint of heart.

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon combines Napa’s top talent—Andy Beckstoffer in the vineyard and Helen Keplinger in the cellar—to craft a chart-topping Cabernet Sauvignon destined for two decades of evolution. From the 96-point 2014 vintage, Wine Spectator called these Cabs, “charming,” and “cellar worthy” thanks to ample sunshine. Combine that with a mix of gravel and clay soils from three vineyards—in Oakville, Spring Mountain, and Pritchard Hill—this multilayered, savory Cabernet Sauvignon is worth hoarding. Clear out the cellar, these are the last cases of this release!

Winemaker: Helen Keplinger
Appellation: Napa Valley
Accolades:
- 98 pts, Laura Burgess, WSET Advanced
- 95 pts, Antonio Galloni
- 95 pts, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 4.4/5.0, Vivino Users
Grapes: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol: 14.9%

Reviews

4.4 Vivino Users

"A massive blockbuster of a cab " - Chris B.

"Absolutely delightful cabernet. If you enjoy cabs, a must try!" - Charles T.

98 pts, Laura Burgess, WSET Advanced

"The 2014 Carte Blanche is so bright it nearly glows in the glass! Its gorgeous ruby color leads to a nose dominated by fresh black fruit--cassis, blackberry, and plum--supported by wild sweet herbs and a touch of exotic vanilla. Anise and black pepper chime in too, giving this full-bodied Cab another layer of savory complexity. Structured to last for decades, this release is still polished and elegant today, with bright acidity taming its ample tannins."

95 pts, Antonio Galloni

"A totally striking wine, Carte Blanche’s 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is every bit as good from bottle as it was from barrel. Black cherry, graphite, earthiness, tobacco and licorice all give the wine its savory personality. Rich, voluptuous and racy, the 2014 offers superb depth in an opulent, flamboyant style that will be easy to enjoy with minimal cellaring."

95 pts, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is composed of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon from Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper vineyard with 6% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. It offers up notions of crushed blackberries, warm blueberries and dried herbs with suggestions of cedar, Marmite toast and unsmoked cigar. Medium to full-bodied with impressive concentration and a rock-solid backbone of firm, grainy tannins, the palate delivers mouth-filling black and blue fruit with a lively kick on the long, earthy finish."

 

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