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Trujillo Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2015

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CWA97

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Price: $95.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on orders of 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 97 Points
“YES, this opulent new release actually tastes like 'velvet'….or at least what we would imagine red crushed velvet should taste like! Full-throttle flavors include crème de cassis, blueberry, Christmas spice with lightly toasted oak plus a hint of melted dark chocolate perfectly integrated into a seamlessly elegant and plushy texture. The galaxy of flavors on the sultry finish (30 seconds long) remind us of decadent dark chocolate walnut brownies. Thanks to its outstanding purity this Cabernet is approachable now (one of the seductive characteristics of the 2015 Napa Cabernet vintage) yet is capable of lasting 5 – 7 years minimum. Today, this jewel offers a flamboyant, showy, and ultra-impressive thrill ride that reminds us prized Cabernets trading for hundreds of dollars.” - California Wine Advisors

BACKGROUND
Inspiration for this wine traces back to 1982, when Michael Trujillo first arrived in Napa Valley from his family’s farm in Colorado. Trujillo grew up helping his father year-round in the fields, and learned early on about how soil, climate, pests and critters affect living, growing plants. After three decades of winemaking experience in all aspects of the business—from vineyard cultivation and irrigation digging, to cooperage selection and blending— Trujillo now offers his own namesake Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is a realization of his lifelong passion for crafting red wine, an expression of all that he’s learned about winemaking in the Napa Valley.
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Milk Chocolate

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Savory

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High Residual Sugar

Bacon

Smoke

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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on orders of 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 97 Points
“YES, this opulent new release actually tastes like 'velvet'….or at least what we would imagine red crushed velvet should taste like! Full-throttle flavors include crème de cassis, blueberry, Christmas spice with lightly toasted oak plus a hint of melted dark chocolate perfectly integrated into a seamlessly elegant and plushy texture. The galaxy of flavors on the sultry finish (30 seconds long) remind us of decadent dark chocolate walnut brownies. Thanks to its outstanding purity this Cabernet is approachable now (one of the seductive characteristics of the 2015 Napa Cabernet vintage) yet is capable of lasting 5 – 7 years minimum. Today, this jewel offers a flamboyant, showy, and ultra-impressive thrill ride that reminds us prized Cabernets trading for hundreds of dollars.” - California Wine Advisors

BACKGROUND
Inspiration for this wine traces back to 1982, when Michael Trujillo first arrived in Napa Valley from his family’s farm in Colorado. Trujillo grew up helping his father year-round in the fields, and learned early on about how soil, climate, pests and critters affect living, growing plants. After three decades of winemaking experience in all aspects of the business—from vineyard cultivation and irrigation digging, to cooperage selection and blending— Trujillo now offers his own namesake Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is a realization of his lifelong passion for crafting red wine, an expression of all that he’s learned about winemaking in the Napa Valley.

Winery Trujillo

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Napa Valley