Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA, 2015 (750ml)Winemaker Notes
Deep, dark brick red to blood plum in color. On the nose, this Cabernet offers a seamless blend of creme de cassis, hazelnut, cocoa, blackberry preserves, charry meat, and blackberry pie along with suggestions of dark licorice, stewed rhubarb, strawberry, spice, and vanillin. It is rich and satisfying with chocolate brownie, yogurt, molasses, brown sugar and rhubarb notes presented in perfect balance on the palate.
Try pairing with cowboy-cut, grilled rib eye steak with bearnaise sauce, and lamb chops with balsamic reduction. Also delicious with a charcuterie platter with smoked duck breast, dry-cured pork sausage, figs, pecans and sliced apple.
90 Points - Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
It is a brave new world in the realm of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons, and the 2015 Quilt is a clear example of extra richness via higher alcohol and smoothness from a little bit of residual sugar. This bold red wine pairs well with barbecue pork ribs and a side of a sweet, spicy sauce. (Tasted: November 17, 2017, San Francisco, CA)