Complex and yet approachable, the Slingshot North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon has a bouquet of ripe forest fruits, tobacco and vintage leather. The palate is dark and textured with notes of dark chocolate, blueberry, and plum that balance the acidity and chewy tannins. The lingering finish of subtle French oak will have you scrambling for more!
Vineyard: Beckstoffer’s Amber Knolls Vineyard
Appellation: North Coast
Harvest Date & Brix: October 5th, 2017 at 25.4 degrees brix
Fermentation: Whole-berry fermentation in stainless steel fermenters followed by wet cap immersion, totaling 20 days of extended maceration
Owners: James Stewart
Location: Rutherford, CA
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At Slingshot, our singular goal is to bring you a great bottle of Napa Valley wine at a reasonable price. We’re not interested in perplexing you. Wine is about enjoying the experience.
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The 2016 vintage is a wonderful, versatile wine either as a “daily drinker” or with food. I still have a full case though so not sure I can fit any of this in! Darn you Casemates!! (Thank you Casemates?)
Previous vintages have been solid. The case price here is less than what I paid for the 2012 or 2013. I was hoping for rats but this being a known quantity in the $10 range, WD may have thought it unnecessary. I will buy and make a note that you want some.