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2015 MORISOLI-BORGES, Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 MORISOLI-BORGES, Cabernet Sauvignon

This elegant single-vineyard Cabernet comes from the legendary Rutherford AVA in The Napa Valley. The silky Cabernet shows hints of blueberries, blackberry jam, cassis, and graphite. The Morisoli Family started growing grapes in western Rutherford around 1900. This wine comes from a blend of these “old” and “young” blocks, and it expresses the Rutherford appellation’s famous “dust” character, with its unique soft, silky tannins. Expected to easily age 15+ years.


Accolades

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate (93 Points) - The deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Morisoli Borges is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and offers spicy aromas of cedar chest, blackberries and blueberry compote with notes of licorice and fragrant earth. Full-bodied and concentrated in the rich, spicy mouth, it has firm, chewy tannins and finishes long and a bit oaky.


James Suckling (92 Points) – Intense aromas of blackberries, tar, blueberries and mint, following through to a full body. Round and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Fruit-forward but still fresh. Drink or hold.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Rutherford, Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Morisoli-Borges Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 21, 2015
Acid
6.4 g/L
pH
3.54
Aging
20 months in Bordeaux French oak, 100% New Oak
Bottling Date
August 4, 2017
Residual Sugar
DRY
Alcohol %
14.9
Wine Spectator
92
Wine Advocate
93
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The silky Cabernet shows hints of blueberries, blackberry jam, cassis, and graphite.
Ratings
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate (93 Points) - The deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Morisoli Borges is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and offers spicy aromas of cedar chest, blackberries and blueberry compote with notes of licorice and fragrant earth. Full-bodied and concentrated in the rich, spicy mouth, it has firm, chewy tannins and finishes long and a bit oaky. James Suckling (92 Points) – Intense aromas of blackberries, tar, blueberries and mint, following through to a full body. Round and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Fruit-forward but still fresh. Drink or hold.
Vineyard Notes
Mike Morisoli farms this vineyard, located on the west side of Highway 29 and within the heart of the famed “Rutherford Bench.” The Morisoli Family started growing grapes in western Rutherford around 1900, and this particular vineyard was purchased by Mike’s parents in 1971. Now sustainably farmed by the 4th generation, much of the vineyard was planted to Cabernet Sauvignon in the late 1980s with a smaller area redeveloped in 2006. This wine comes from a blend of these “old” and “young” blocks, and it expresses the Rutherford appellation’s famous “dust” character, with its unique soft, silky tannins.
Winemaker Notes
The 2015 vintage was of high quality, but very low yields in many varieties. The harvest will also be remembered as one of the earliest ever. The relatively dry and warm winter resulted in small clusters of grapes with highly concentrated flavors yielding wines of deep, rich flavors and excellent quality with deep color and lovely fruit aromas. - Brooks Painter, Director of Winemaking
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with foods as bold as the wine, such as roast game meats, grass-fed steak, or grilled portabello mushrooms with reduced balsamic vinegar glaze.
Production
Limited Production
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