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2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Leslie's Estate

Leslie's Estate
Santa Cruz Mountains

SILVER MEDAL – SF Chronicle Competition
BRONZE MEDAL – SF International Competition

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$89.95 per Bottle


100% Cabernet Sauvignon from our Estate vineyards located high above the clouds atop Montebello Ridge, this opulent wine exemplifies the Picchetti style of Cabernet. Meticulous use of French oak (66% new barrels) beautifully transforms the intense mountain fruit into a wine with uncommon richness, luxurious texture and a velvety smooth finish. Fruit-focused aromas and flavors take center stage, while subtle vanilla-oak, mocha and that quintessential minerality synonymous with the Montebello terroir linger in the background. The palate is explosively bright - cassis at the center, with flourishes of ripe brambly fruit and dark chocolate that provide nuance and continually shifting points of interest. This extraordinary wine is a joy to taste now, but the sweet leathery tannins will further reward those patient enough to cellar it through 2030 or longer. Pair it with Kobe-style beef, filet mignon or grilled portobello mushrooms. A wine of immense pedigree, this vintage is further proof of why Montebello is considered one of the world's premier Cabernet Sauvignon growing sites.
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Vintage 2016
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains
Size 750 ml