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2017 Sequoia Grove Tonella Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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February 25, 2024 - $61



94James Suckling

Aromas of blueberries, fresh plums, sandalwood and eucalyptus. Dried leaves and lemon zest, too. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, tight tannins. Wonderful finesse.

93Wine Enthusiast

...thick, densely concentrated and powerful wine, showing intense tones of earth and herbs. Dark cherry and cocoa combine around chalky, grippy tannins, with accents of cinnamon, clove and vanilla chiming in.

92Wine Spectator

Shows nicely defined plum and black cherry preserve flavors, with a mix of purity and power as violet and anise notes chime in. The finish is driven by a solid loamy spine.

90+ Jeb Dunnuck

...plenty of black fruits as well as notes of new leather, damp herbs, chocolate, and tobacco. Medium to full-bodied, nicely focused, with building tannins and a good streak of freshness...

88-90The Wine Advocate

...notions of baked berries, stewed plums, tobacco and new leather with fried herbs and tobacco hints. Medium to full-bodied, firm and chewy, it is a tad lacking in the mid palate and has an earthy finish.


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,


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.