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2016 Prime Cellars Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon

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ITEM 7977939 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release

Bidder Amount Total
$30
Item Sold Amount Date
I7972796 1 $36 Oct 10, 2021
I7967419 1 $30 Oct 3, 2021
I7967420 2 $30 Oct 3, 2021
I7962580 1 $30 Sep 26, 2021
I7950770 1 $30 Sep 12, 2021
I7939703 8 $30 Sep 5, 2021
I7916756 2 $41 Aug 8, 2021
I7916756 3 $40 Aug 8, 2021
I7905838 7 $30 Aug 1, 2021
I7894025 2 $31 Jul 18, 2021
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RATINGS

92The Wine Advocate

...pronounced cassis, baked cherries, mulberries and spice box notes with hints of fragrant earth and tobacco. Full-bodied, rich and spicy in the mouth, it has a firm and grainy structure and a long, earthy finish.

92James Suckling

...subtle, black-truffle edge with blueberries and a light, tarry note. The palate has density and richness with ripe dark-fruit flavors holding long amid sinewy tannins.

92Jeb Dunnuck

...pretty, perfumed effort that has plenty of red and blue fruits, flowers, and spice aromas, medium body, silky tannins, and a charming, balanced, thoroughly enjoyable style...beautifully done.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.