Red

2017 Myriad Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Three Twins Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • msuwright wrote: 92 points

    October 18, 2019 - This inky Cabernet offers a lovely amount of fruit - but it seems a bit top-heavy at the moment, without much mid-palate or even tannic structure to support it all. It's plenty round, but it also seems incomplete, something I don’t remember with past young Myriad wines. Consistent with what I’ve read about the vintage, there is plenty of acidity, but there’s not a lot of there there, at least not yet.

    Dark purple in color; medium in body; somewhat muted nose of black cherry, menthol, and graphite. Tastes of blueberry pie, black licorice, leather, and bay leaf, with a dry, thin, and somewhat brief finish. (Really, the mouthfeel of the wine starts off like heavy cream, then ends like skim milk.) 14.9% alcohol. Decant at least an hour. A little more uneven and top-heavy on the second day.

    This needs a year or two to settle in, when hopefully it will fill out and deepen in its flavors. It’s too early to tell on the final assessment, but it’s lurching a bit out of the gate - flavorful, but awkward. Maybe the oval will someday become a circle... but, at the moment, it’s still an oval. 91-92 for now.

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  • csimm1161 wrote: 93 points

    August 24, 2019 - Mike Smith 2018s & 2017s - Myriad, Quivet, Scarlett, Becklyn, and others (Saint Helena): Lighter bodied than the Steltzner, but with a very similar fruit profile; exhibiting red and purple berry fruit and some strawberry vanilla cream to add some interest. Purple plum shows up on the mid-palate, making for a rounded-out, more plush drop before it rolls toward the back end. Finishes light-to-medium. 93 point potential with some time in bottle.

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  • csimm1161 wrote: 95 points

    March 2, 2019 - Myriad 2017 & 2018: 2017 seems to have been very charitable to the Twins offering this go-around, as this sample displays as a full-throttled, grippy, and endurance-driven specimen of flavor and energy. Intense purple and black fruit, with a concentration I typically don’t associate with this particular wine. Behaving a bit like a throttled-down version of the 2017 Myriad Steltzner, the Twins presents a black minerality that really elevates the otherwise prevailing core fruit. A wonderful acidic grip inches its way up to the back end, offering frame and focus at exactly the right moment. Finishes strong and authoritative, but also with an indulgent shape that offers suggestions of hedonism and lushness.

    This will deliver beautifully once it hits bottle. A wine that’ll be difficult to keep one’s hands off of. 95+ points, with certain upside after a year.

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  • csimm1161 wrote:

    December 15, 2017 - Barrel samples (Cabernet Sauvignon):

    2017 Myriad Empyrean GIII
    2017 Myriad Three Twins
    2017 Myriad Round Pond
    2017 Scarlett

    Huge noses on all of them, especially the Scarlett and GIII. All wines were obviously teeming with wild, energetic flavors. Lots of fruit; deep, opaque crimson purple colors in the glass; excellent viscosity; huge mouthfeel.

    Clearly a lot to sort out, but well on their ways to their respective successes in the coming years. And most importantly, absolutely no detectable smoke taint whatsoever on the lots picked during/post wildfires.

    1 person found this helpful Comment

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2017
  • Type Red
  • Producer Myriad Cellars
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Three Twins Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 21 (5%)
  • In Cellars 367 (91%)
  • Consumed 17 (4%)

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