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Purlieu Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford George III 2015

Rating

CWA97

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Price: $179.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 97 Points
“A powerful Cabernet with aromas of dark berries and exotic spice. The majestic palate is layered with dark fruit, bright cherries and silky smooth, creamy oak. Savor every drop tonight (decanting recommended) or cellar for enjoyment anytime over the next ten years.” - California Wine Advisors

“Deep purple-black in color, with a crème de cassis and blueberry compote core and touches of aniseed, sautéed herbs and rose hip tea. Full-bodied and laden with loads of subtle earth, meat and spice nuances complementing the black and blue fruits, it has firm, grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing long and layered.” - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (10/17) 

BACKGROUND
Winemaker Julien Fayard has lived in the Napa Valley since 2006, when he and his wife agreed to settle down by “meeting halfway” - between his home in France... and hers in Sonoma. In France, Julien worked in both Provence and Bordeaux, where he defined his core winemaking style at the exalted first growth Château Lafite-Rothschild (he even lived in Lafite’s grand château for a period) as well as at Smith Haut Lafitte. There, Julien says he developed his attention to detail and how to not excessively intervene in the winery: “If you put in the hard work in the vineyard, you have to trust and have patience; then, on its own, the wine will become all that it is capable of.” Here in Napa, Julien worked at Quintessa before joining Atelier Melka, where he spent five years as the Director of Winemaking. It was working with Philippe Melka and a variety of clients including Lail Vineyards, Gemstone, Dalla Valle, and more that Julien further developed his winemaking style — while also gaining an intimate understanding of the valley’s vineyards and establishing strong relationships with its many passionate, quality-dedicated growers.
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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 97 Points
“A powerful Cabernet with aromas of dark berries and exotic spice. The majestic palate is layered with dark fruit, bright cherries and silky smooth, creamy oak. Savor every drop tonight (decanting recommended) or cellar for enjoyment anytime over the next ten years.” - California Wine Advisors

“Deep purple-black in color, with a crème de cassis and blueberry compote core and touches of aniseed, sautéed herbs and rose hip tea. Full-bodied and laden with loads of subtle earth, meat and spice nuances complementing the black and blue fruits, it has firm, grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing long and layered.” - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (10/17) 

BACKGROUND
Winemaker Julien Fayard has lived in the Napa Valley since 2006, when he and his wife agreed to settle down by “meeting halfway” - between his home in France... and hers in Sonoma. In France, Julien worked in both Provence and Bordeaux, where he defined his core winemaking style at the exalted first growth Château Lafite-Rothschild (he even lived in Lafite’s grand château for a period) as well as at Smith Haut Lafitte. There, Julien says he developed his attention to detail and how to not excessively intervene in the winery: “If you put in the hard work in the vineyard, you have to trust and have patience; then, on its own, the wine will become all that it is capable of.” Here in Napa, Julien worked at Quintessa before joining Atelier Melka, where he spent five years as the Director of Winemaking. It was working with Philippe Melka and a variety of clients including Lail Vineyards, Gemstone, Dalla Valle, and more that Julien further developed his winemaking style — while also gaining an intimate understanding of the valley’s vineyards and establishing strong relationships with its many passionate, quality-dedicated growers.

Winery Purlieu

Vineyard Designate Beckstoffer George III

AVA Rutherford

Region Napa Valley