Cakebread 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Dancing Bear Ranch, Howell Mt.,…


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Dancing Bear Ranch on Howell Mountain in eastern Napa Valley, perched at an elevation between 1,800 and 2,200 feet, is named for the omnivorous black bear who likes to feast on the mountain grapes as they approach ripeness. Fortunately, as the bear dances down the vine rows munching grape clusters, he leaves enough behind to craft this classic Napa Valley mountain red.Jeb Dunnuck scored this 97 points saying “The top Cabernet is the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Dancing Bear Ranch, which comes all from the Howell Mountain AVA. It’s another inky colored beauty boasting a terrific perfume of black and blue fruits, ground herbs, spice box, graphite, and forest floor. With brilliant minerality on the palate as well as full-bodied richness and an expansive, opulent texture, it has sweet tannins and is approachable today, yet will benefit from short-term cellaring and cruise for 25-30 years. It’s one of the few 2017s to come close to its 2016 counterpart. Bravo!”The Wine Advocate scored this 95…


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