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2017 MORISOLI-BORGES, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

2017 MORISOLI-BORGES, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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.

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Accolades

Jeb Dunnuck (97 points) - Sourced all from the famed "Rutherford-Bench" section of the valley and all Cabernet, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Morisoli-Borges Vineyard sports a saturated purple hue as well as loads of spice, crushed violets, leafy herbs, chocolate, and cedar all supported by beautiful blueberry and wild strawberry fruits. Plush and sexy on the palate, with full-bodied richness and more opulence and decadence than most in the vintage, it hits all the right spots and is a beautifully balanced, sexy 2017 to enjoy over the coming 20-25 years or more.

James Suckling (93 Points) - Attractive aromas of fresh fruit with a ripe array of redcurrants and raspberries, as well as blackcurrant and violet notes. The palate has a sleek, juicy and fleshy feel with plenty of ripe, rich fruit and a smooth-honed, long and plush texture. Drink or hold.

*97 Points - Jeb Dunnuck*
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Rutherford, Napa Valley
Harvest Date
October 6, 2017
Acid
6.1 g/L
pH
3.61
Aging
20 Months in Bordeaux French Oak, 100% New Oak
Bottling Date
July 16, 2019
Residual Sugar
DRY
Alcohol %
14.9
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The silky Cabernet shows hints of blueberries, blackberry jam, cassis, and graphite.
Ratings
97 Points - Jeb Dunnuck - Sourced all from the famed "Rutherford-Bench" section of the valley and all Cabernet, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Morisoli-Borges Vineyard sports a saturated purple hue as well as loads of spice, crushed violets, leafy herbs, chocolate, and cedar all supported by beautiful blueberry and wild strawberry fruits. Plush and sexy on the palate, with full-bodied richness and more opulence and decadence than most in the vintage, it hits all the right spots and is a beautifully balanced, sexy 2017 to enjoy over the coming 20-25 years or more.
Awards
93 Points, James Suckling - Attractive aromas of fresh fruit with a ripe array of redcurrants and raspberries, as well as blackcurrant and violet notes. The palate has a sleek, juicy and fleshy feel with plenty of ripe, rich fruit and a smooth-honed, long and plush texture. Drink or hold.
Vineyard Notes
Mike Morisoli farms this vineyard, located on the west side of Highway 29 and just south of Niebaum Lane, 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.
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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