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2017 Christopher Tynan Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Old Vines Meleagris Gallopavo

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • csimm1161 wrote: 95 points

    April 30, 2021 - 3 days in Napa: Arkenstone, Memento Mori, Maxem, The French Laundry, Christopher Tynan, Kinsman, Harlan, Vice Versa, Accendo, Fairchild, Macdonald, and a truckload of others (Napa): My second time trying this wine (since 12/07/2019), the 2017 MG carries interesting plum and muddled blackberry flavors complimented by red/purple licorice, vanillin black cherry, and some dark spice notes. On the final sips, an herbal tinge added interest. This is a notably complex 2017 in the making that needs (like all MGs) time in bottle to fully come together. Displaying a more red/purple fruit profile (compared to previous vintages), the 2017 maintains its freshness with poise and channeled penetration. This is one of the few 2017s coming out of Napa that I will actually be looking forward to adding to my cellar. 95+ points. A wine to lay down for another 7-10+ years, though it does show an approachable side to it with some extended swirling in the glass. An especially worthy food wine indeed.

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  • Cristal2000 Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 23, 2021 - In fairness here, higher riding, redder fruited and more acidic cabs are not my wheelhouse. When you put that together with an already old school style, it makes it a bit more challenging for me to enjoy. That being said, this is very well made and certainly won't be offensive to anyone drinking it.

    TN: Nose of black cherry, spice box, tobacco, plums, roses and iron ore. Lots of herbal elements on the palate, with a few green notes. Concentration isn't near as high as the other wines we had alongside, and the acidity is more noticeable. It's definitely less of a standalone wine and more made for a food pairing. Lots of savory character to go with excellent purity and freshness.

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  • csimm1161 wrote: 95 points

    December 7, 2019 - Christopher Tynan (Cliff Lede Caves - Yountville): This is certainly up there with the top 2017s to come out of Napa by far. Immediately it shows itself as a “complete” wine, with all the necessary moving parts hitting the right chords at the right time. Purple licorice, anise, black cherry liqueur, blackberry seed, red/black cherry skin, and even hints of citrus peel and bay leaf on the tail; this has concentration counterbalanced with a notable grip and scaffolding that really makes for a perfect runway for the core to saunter on through to the finish. 95+? conservative points, as I feel that once this has time to truly settle into itself after a number of years in bottle, it will produce a rare gem that should make consumers at least happy that there are outliers in the Valley that managed to make something special in 2017. In a decade, it might possibly turn out to be one of the wines of the vintage when all is said and done.

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  • Cristal2000 Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 23, 2019 - Tasting w/Chris Tynan (Cliff Lede Caves, Yountville): Tasted this from bottle on PnP. Has some of the typical 17 qualities of redder fruit and higher acidity, but also is a very complete wine. Fairly lean initially, with lots of blackberries, loamy earth, stark mineral driven flavors and big time tannin. Well structured and built for the long haul, the fruit here was subdued, but likely will show more with a little age and more air. Very long on the finish and an excellent wine given the vintage. 94+

  • #1Winelover wrote: 96 points

    February 6, 2018 - Barrel tasting in the caves with Chris Tynan and friends. We barrel tasted the '16 and '17 and had the '14 out of bottle. the 15s are resting comfortably somewhere else.

    This is a very young wine but it is still similar in taste and structure to the '16. This is going to be another masterpiece. Mark my words! 95-97 points.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2017
  • Type Red
  • Producer Christopher Tynan Wines
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Old Vines
  • Vineyard Meleagris Gallopavo
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 75 (82%)
  • In Cellars 14 (15%)
  • Consumed 2 (2%)

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