1985 MONTICELLO VINEYARDS Jefferson Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon 3L

1985 MONTICELLO VINEYARDS Jefferson Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon 3L

Keeping It Traditional 

Wine Enthusiast: 91 points

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  • Our Standard Bearer - Estate Blend

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    Wine Profile
    Vineyard Notes
    The Jefferson Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon blend is always an enjoyable wine to assemble each year. In the 1980s we generally have a relatively low proportion (up to 7%) of varietals other than Cabernet Sauvignon used in the blend so we could explore some additional layers of interest in terms of varietal aromas and textural complexity. Historically, Merlot has been a primary blending component for this wine, as we have really enjoyed the pairing of the soft tannin-higher acid Merlot with the higher tannin-lower acid Cabernet lots. Cabernet Franc has long played a supporting role in the Jefferson Cuvee, originally via a field blend.
    Food Pairing Notes
    Red Meats, Hearty Dishes, Dark-Chocolate (bitter-sweet), Strong-flavored Cheeses
  • Wine Specs
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Napa Valley
    Vineyard Designation
    Jefferson Cuvee
    Alcohol %
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