2018 Quivet Cellars Pellet Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Pellet Vineyard, Clone 4
Silky smooth and slightly coy, the vibrant and lively, the Pellet Vineyard is really hitting its stride. Kiddy-corner to the famed Beckstoffer Dr Crane vineyard, this wine shines of gravely red fruit, hints of licorice and a deep ruby opulent mid palate that is out of this world.
Dense purple color to the rim, this 98-case cuvee' boasts an extraordinary nose of cedar, licorice, spice box and loads of creme de cassis. Blueberry and Blackberry liquor with light hints of forest floor and tobacco are all present, intermingling and fragrant. The mid palate is striking; full of tremendous opulence, intensity and overall harmony. If you enjoy a vibrant and rich cabernet, with the slight grip of seamlessly integrated tannin and balance, this is your beauty!
Quivet ContextHenry Pellet was one of the original pioneers of the Napa Valley in 1859. He was part of the an exciting time in Napa Valley's history along with contemporaries Charles Krug, John Patchett, HW Crabb (ToKalon), and Dr. G.B.Crane. He purchased land and planted vineyards in St. Helena next to his neighbor, Dr. Crane and made wine that was highly acclaimed for himself and his neighbors, beginning with the initial vintages for Dr. Crane. His drive and tenacity for quality drives us to continue his legacy on this historic Estate vineyard.
CellarTracker Notes Jeb Dunnuck