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YOUNT RIDGE CELLARS Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville

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WHY WE LOVE IT:

94 Points! A rare new entrant in Oakville's premier Cabernet Sauvignon scene with the inaugural release from legendary winemaker Celia Welch ( Keever, Lindstrom, Nicali)

 PERSONALITY: Celia Welch awards:

  • 2008, Food & Wine’s Winemaker of the Year. In
  • 2006, Forbes.com “Top Ten Tastemaker.”
  • Inducted Winemaker’s Hall of Fame

WHAT WE TASTED: Very forward aromas of spice, earth, root beer and raspberry show the range of Cabernet dimensions in this bright, ripe rendition. Broad at entry, the mid palate shows black cherry notes, along with cola, warm baking spices, cassis and red currant flavors. The finish is long and structural, with a fresh natural acidity. Dense, supple and sinewy.

AVA DESIGNATED: Oakville

 WHAT WE PAIRED:

  • Rack of Lamb red wine reduction
  • Veal Chop, Jus, Smoked Trumpet Mushrooms (dining at La Toque Napa)
  • New York Steak, potatoes Anna, creamed spinach

TECHNICAL: 

  • Aged 20 months in 70% new French Oak
  • Organically farmed vineyard
  • 125 cases

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