Vinum Cellars 2017 "Typesetter" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

$ 34.99 $ 49.99
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From time to time producers fall behind in sales and need to raise cash which is why TYPESETTER was created. The guys at Vinum Cellars are longtime member of Napa Valley's small community of grape growers and winemakers. Winemaker friends and growers routinely offer them grapes and wine before showing it to the market and when the wines are epic the jump at the opportunity and here they've blended multiple sources to offer an amazing wine at a cost 75% less than what it normally does.

This fine Cabernet Sauvignon was produced out of a very high end, hillside estate winery in Calistoga. It was created as a blend from 4 different blocks on the estate and blended together to make a very complex, concentrated and dense wine that is everything you expect in a $100+ bottle from the Napa Valley, because this is what it is. From time to time producers fall behind in sales and need to raise cash and this is how TYPESETTER was created.

This wine is made from grapes grown from low yielding vines at 2.8 Tons/Acre on a hillside. The grapes were hand picked, sorted and fermented in small batches. The wine aged in 50% new French Oak barrels for 20 months and racked 5 times. Simply put, this wine received royal treatment; the evidence is in every bottle. 

The wine is an inky dark plum/purple color with deep concentrated aromas of cassis and black cherry notes with a hint of tobacco and tanning leather. The palate is rich and silky with firm but approachable tannins laced with classic vanilla and mocha  notes. The finish has a touch of astringency which is akin to high cacao chocolate.  This wine is ready to drink now but will improve in the cellar through 2040.