Calluna Vineyards - Bordeaux Blend (Right Bank), "CVC" Chalk Hill 2016 12/750ml

Classification
Red
Country
US
Producer
Calluna Vineyards
Farming
Organic
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2016
Bottles/Case
12
$240
Calluna Vineyards - Bordeaux Blend (Right Bank), "CVC" Chalk Hill 2016 12/750ml

Classification
Red
Country
US
Producer
Calluna Vineyards
Farming
Organic
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2016
Bottles/Case
12
Highlights
• Outstanding value – compares to Napa wines 3 times the price
• Black currant, black tea, graphite with a lilac note, rich mouthfeel and classy finish
• 91 RobertParker, "Editor's Choice" Wine Enthusiast
Varietals
Merlot
Vineyard
Calluna Estate; 500-700'; clay and loam over fractured shale and sandstone
Farming
Organic
Vinification
49% Merlot, 26% Cab Sauv, 10% Cab Franc, 8% Malbec, 7% Petit Verdot. Vinified in open-top tanks; 3 wk fermentation then pressed to barrel
Aging
21 months in French oak, 20% new
Reviews
• Robert Parker: 91 The 2016 Calluna Vineyards Cuvée is made up of 49% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot and 7% Malbec. Medium to deep ruby-purple, it opens with floral and mineral notions over a core of cassis, black cherry jam, cedar, clove, tobacco and earth. Medium to full-bodied, it has a great core of lush black fruits with a very firm frame of chewy tannins and good freshness, finishing long. 982 cases produced.
• Wine Spectator: 91 Precise, filled with juicy richness to the dark currant, cherry and dried raspberry flavors that feature minerally elegance. Dried Asian spice notes linger on the firmly tannic finish, with vanilla accents. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2022. 982 cases made. — KM
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