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2017 Vermeil Pickett Road Block Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8007723 - Removed from a temperature controlled wine cellar; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
4 $40
Item Sold Amount Date
I8050623 2 $35 Jan 2, 2022
I8044268 1 $35 Dec 26, 2021
I8026319 1 $35 Dec 12, 2021
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RATINGS

92Jeb Dunnuck

Lots of plums, currants, leafy herbs, and brambly notes all emerge from the glass, and it’s a medium to full-bodied, rounded, balanced Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s made in a more moderately concentrated, elegant style.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Calistoga

Calistoga AVA is one of Napa Valley’s newer appellations, having been given appellation status in 2010. It is notable for its volcanic soil, which is unusual in the Napa Valley. Calistoga also experiences the greatest average 24-hour temperature swing of any Napa Valley AVAs, which Calistoga grape growers insist give the grapes time to “cool down” at night, making for better balanced wines. The 1,500 Calistoga vineyard acres are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah and Petite Sirah, along with smaller amounts of other varietals. Calistoga is at the northern end of Napa Valley, northwest of the Diamond District and St. Helena AVAs. Longtime winemaker Bo Barrett of Chateau Montelena, which is located in the Calistoga AVA, proposed the creation of the appellation.

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.