Pellet Estate - Cabernet Sauvignon label
Pellet Estate - Cabernet Sauvignon bottle

Pellet Estate - Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Red Wine

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Item# 72312C-17/12PK

Product Ratings

Jeb Dunnuck 91pt
Vinous Media 90pt

Description

This flagship wine is the genesis of what most great undertakings are – passion, and commitment to excellence. As in Bordeaux, our wine is crafted by blending Cabernet Sauvignon with our other classic Bordeaux varietals, Merlot and Petit Verdot. This wine is aged about 20 months in 75 percent new French oak, with further aging in the bottle before release. Produced exclusively from the Pellet Vineyard, this wine can be enjoyed today, and has the ability to age for decades. About 375 cases produced. They hand sorted the grapes both prior to and after de-stemming, and following a four day whole berry maceration and cold soak, primary fermentation begins. After nearly three weeks, the wine was gently pressed-off and racked to 75% new Darnajou and Tarransaud 36 month-aged tight grain French Oak barrels to complete a slow secondary fermentation for another few months. This wine is still in barrel under development, is showing amazing saturation of color, will be bottle aged for around 18 months before its fall release.

History

Established in 2010, the Cabernet Sauvignon is hand crafted by the legendary Nils Venge from grapes grown exclusively in our historic Pellet Vineyard, a site that has been producing grapes for over 150 years. The Pellet Vineyard’s origin begins in 1859, when pioneer winemaker Henry Alphonse Pellet was hired by John Patchett to make wine from his grapes near the city of Napa. Charles Krug had also begun to make wine in 1858, and Henry Pellet became the second commercial wine maker in Napa County. Formally established in 1863, the Pellet Vineyard was among the first vineyards in Napa Valley intended for producing grapes for wine for consumers at large, rather than family & friends. In 1863, Pellet purchased 45 acres of land south of the town of St. Helena next to his neighbor, Dr. G.B. Crane, and planted 38 acres in vineyards. The label depicts the dawn of the age of electrification, the era when Pellet illuminated the path towards modern methodology, and with it, the high quality and age-worthy wines that define Napa Valley.