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Inspired by the age-old method of using cuttings from idyllic sites for the propagation of new vines, this Cabernet Sauvignon showcases some of our favorite hillside vineyards. Cuttings combines the deep, intense flavor of Cabernet Sauvignon with the structure and richness of Petite Sirah and Syrah. A small amount of Zinfandel adds a nice layer of complexity and spiciness.
Deliciously smooth with flavors of blueberry, dark cherry, and cocoa. Aromas of fresh roasted coffee, black currant, vanilla bean, brown spice, and wild berries.
Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon; 20% Blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Zinfandel
Vintage 2017 - Wilfred Wong - 91 points
COMMENTARY: If I drew a picture on my iPad or what a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon should be like, the 2016 Cuttings® would be an excellent model. TASTING NOTES: This wine has oomph on the palate, and it delivers. Its aromas and flavors of ripe fruit, attractive oaky notes, and a bodied of lush textures make it an outstanding pairing partner with barbecue hoisin-accented baby back ribs. (Tasted: November 28, 2018, San Francisco, CA)