AXR Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Critical Acclaim: 97pts Decanter, 94 pts Jeb Dunnuck, 93 pts Wine Spectator, 93 pts James Suckling, 90 pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.

About the Winery: Named after the AxR rootstalk (Aramond x Rupestris) that was so prominent in building the modern California wine industry, AXR Winery pays homage to the so-called “roots” of the industry. AXR extract the uniqueness of Napa Valley’s soils into wines enjoyable now, or many years from now. They start with hand-picked grapes, naturally fermented in small handcrafted lots, add in the expertise and palette of renowned consulting winemaker Jean Hoefliger, and you have a recipe for stunning wines that promote even better conversations, more laughs, and an invitation for others to join the group!

Winemaker's Tasting Notes: Deep dark cherry with touches of magenta on the rim. The nose shows a beautiful spice like thyme, rosemary, cedar, peaches, plums, bubble bath, chocolate, black truffle, and pine needle. The palate has a round dense entrance evolving on a velvety fruity palate lingering on freshness of tannins with touches of Mirabelle plum, red apple pie, pears, mocha.

"Winemaker Jean Hoefliger sources grapes from the Denali Vineyard and V Madrone in St Helena, Furtado and Sleeping Lady in Yountville, and Ballard Vineyards on Spring Mountain. Restrained on the nose at first, with subtle dark fruits coated in fine graham cracker crumb, sweet cedar and chocolate. But the wine builds on the palate revealing dried strawberry, ripe boysenberry and traces of blue fruit, herbs and mineral flourishes, enrobed in palate-etching tannins. A tremendous wine.  Drinking Window: 2022 - 2040" -Decanter.

"Readers looking for a great value in Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon will love the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, a rich, medium to full-bodied, beautifully fruited and textured 2019 offering sweet tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. It way over-delivers." -Jeb Dunnuck.

"Shows steeped plum and blackberry fruit that is dark and brooding in profile, while bittersweet cocoa, warm cast iron and tobacco notes bear down on the finish. This has energy, but you need to like that big, dense style to dig this."- Wine Spectator.

"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon gives up notes of minted blackberries, cassis and chocolate box with a waft of tobacco. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is chock-full of bright, black fruit flavors with a solid foundation of fine-grained tannins, finishing long and juicy. Drinking Window: 2021-2031" -Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon.

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