|95||Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville/Rutherford)|
|5||Merlot (Chiles Valley)|
|100||Barrel-aged for 21 months in a combination of new and seasoned French oak.|
The 2017 Sailor’s Grave is expressive from the start, with aromas of bright cherry, ripe melon, star anise, and Chinese five spice powder. In the mouth, the wine is lush with juicy flavors of ripe blackberries, dark chocolate, and freshly roasted coffee. The lingering finish is of richly toasted fine French oak.
Showcase this crowd-pleaser next to filet mignon, served with buttered mashed potatoes and pan roasted asparagus. To bring out its best side now, decant this wine before drinking, and cellar properly to see how this wine evolves over the next decade.
ONLY 1200 CASES PRODUCED.