Lot 775 | 2017 Calistoga
Elegant, old-school Cabernet from a fifth generation producer.
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- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2030
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Calistoga is one of the few remaining places that still resembles the Napa Valley of old – a little town that’s only accessible via two-lane roads and actually bans fast food franchises by law to preserve its historic charm. World-famous hot springs aside, it also has the highest percentage of volcanic soils in the valley and experiences its most extreme diurnal swing – a temperature shift that provides the grapes excellent acid retention and overnight recovery. Unsurprisingly, a number of iconic wineries can be found in this AVA.
Lot 775 comes to us from a terrific fifth-generation wine producer, crafted to show classic Napa terroir and an obvious French lean by its winemaker’s deft hands. Despite plenty of volcanic soil influence, this is a fine wine with elegant extraction – an old school Cabernet from an old school part of the valley.
This wine underwhelmed me. It was drinkable but that says it all. Flavor not particularly remarkable. Poor aroma too.
Very enjoyable sipper, great aromas and excellent finish.
Great cab, pleasant on the nose and palate. Aromas of cherry, chocolate. Long finish. A little expensive compared to other CH wines, though.
Robust nose of red fruit, dusty florals and wet stone. Satisfyingly dry palate with great length.
Cab all Day
A very enjoyable wine, great paired with red meat.
Really a great wine. As others have said, needs a good decant right now
Beautiful wine...tart berries, spice, dark chocolate. Perfect after decanting a bit.
This Cab is one of the reasons I'm a CH Club member. Putting a small amount in my glass, the color was amazing and inviting. After a few swirls and sniffing, I picked up red fruit, cassis and a woody undertone. First taste matched perfectly with the aroma as well as I tasted some nice spice. I decanted it for about an hour while I prepared a grilled Prime Ribeye (yeah, Detroit is really cold right now but weather be dam*ed, hahaha). Exceptionally smooth and balanced. Thanks Cam!!!
Perfection at its best
This wine deserves to be opened at special moment for those who values the density of wine world. Amazing pour with boldness all around with long lasting finish. Best Value cab.
A worthy cab
This was admittedly a bit of a splurge for me, but so worth it. It is as good as Napa cabs at 3x the price.