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2013 Crown Point Cabernet Sauvignon

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Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at auction

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

96Wine Enthusiast

...elegant aromas of olallieberry jam, baking spice, shaved chocolate, beef jerky, teriyaki and purple flowers...flavors of coffee foam, soy-laced berry sauce, Asian pepper spice, and dense blueberry, black cassis and black plum fruit.

94The Wine Advocate

...slowly evolving aromatics, iron-laced cassis and roasted plums accented by touches of mushrooms, tobacco leaves and grilled meats. Medium-bodied and supple, the palate offers rich plum fruits and graphite undertones on the long finish.

93Vinous / IWC

...dark, powerful and unctuous. Blackberry jam, mocha, spice, new leather, sweet French oak and licorice are all fused together in a powerful, opulent Cabernet Sauvignon. Sweet, unctuous and super-ripe...

92Wine Spectator

...vibrant, rich and expressive, showcasing intense spice, cedar and dark berry notes, with touches of anise, mocha and dried herb. Ends with gripping, fine-grained tannins that give the flavors traction.

REGION

United States, California, South Coast, Santa Barbara County, Santa Ynez Valley, Happy Canyon

Santa Ynez Valley AVA is home to more wineries than any other area in Santa Barbara County. The appellation was established in 1983 and it includes a total of 76,800 acres, of which 1,500 acres are vineyards. Chardonnay is the dominant grape in this appellation, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Pinot Noir, and Merlot. The appellation runs east and west with temperatures and microclimates changing significantly from warmer in the east to cool by the time the district gets close to the Pacific Ocean. In recent years Rhone-style wines have been successfully made here, and vineyards now are also planted to Syrah, Viognier, Roussanne, Grenache, Mourvedre and Marsanne.

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.