2017 Myriad Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Steltzner Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
Drink between 2022 - 2031 (Edit)
CT94.2 6 reviews
Label borrowed from 2016
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • Badmonkey wrote: 93 points

    March 21, 2020 - Thinking about buying more to lay down but wanted to see where this vintage is at first. Dark ruby fruit - blackberry, currants/cassis, and dark cherry. Smooth mid-palate with a nice purity but a little lighter profile than expected - medium body. Nice rich flavors of dark berries, spice box, cocoa, and a little vanilla. Fairly long finish. Decanted for three hours and drank over a couple more. Improved with time but drinking well after the decant despite its youth. Enjoyable at this stage with a decent decant, however, as recommended by the Winery a couple more years appears to make sense for it to hopefully fill-out/add some weight. 93 for me at this stage but I believe in line with the 94 rating from Dunnuck and Galloni with a little more time. 100% cab.

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  • JLuch1 Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 4, 2020 - Decanted in the cellar for a couple hours and consumed over an hour or so for the Super Bowl. It is very clear that this needs time for a number of reasons. Out of the gate, dark blackberry fruit, lots of flamboyant vanilla and coconut flavors, gravel, some cocoa. Lot of grip and drive on the follow through with a fairly long finish. Alcohol does creep up on you after the initial kiss of oak fades. Certainly a big wine composed of high quality oak and juice, but very unresolved. It needs a couple years for the oak to integrate and settle down overall.

    If drinking now I would decant for quite some time, 4 hours or more. Otherwise, you are better off waiting a couple years before attempting this one. Lots to look forward to in 2022 and beyond where 94-95+ is feasible. Right now it’s more like 93pts.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • Nutty08 Likes this wine: 95 points

    January 11, 2020 - Put me on the optimistic side of this wine. The style isn’t for everyone but not sure I understand the negatively. Very aromatic for a young wine. Quite ripe, showing dark berry liquor and other dark fruit notes. Palate a little tight, with fine tannins. But very concentrated, polished, quite accessible. Has a nice flit and graphite mineral quality that makes this distinct in the Myriad lineup. Nice length to the finish. A lot to like here. I suspect it’s a medium term drinker given the accessibility but that’s just a guess.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • Mark1npt Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 9, 2020 - Tried to like it but compared to the '16 tonight opened by HMC, it's very flat and one dimensional. Decent but at this price, it has to be more than decent. The '17s my friends are very much all like this. Sell them if you have them.

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  • csimm1161 wrote: 95 points

    August 24, 2019 - Mike Smith 2018s & 2017s - Myriad, Quivet, Scarlett, Becklyn, and others (Saint Helena): Red and purple berry fruit, pulverized granite, and some subtle spice. Much less black and intense this go-around than from when I had it out of barrel. A very satisfying and complete wine, though much less monstrous than the massively endowed 2016. This 2017 strikes a nice balance of flavor and structure, especially as it travels toward the finish, where it keeps a steady pace and allows the fruit to cascade to a rewarding finale.

    This still has more weight to gain; so, try to hold off another couple of years so it can hit the gym and try to impress against its year-older stud brother. 94-95+ points.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2017 & 2018 Napa Valley In Depth (Jan 2020), 1/1/2020 (link)

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    North Coast Part 1: Napa Valley's Incredible 2016s, 1/31/2019 (link)

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Wine Definition

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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 19 (5%)
  • In Cellars 327 (93%)
  • Consumed 5 (1%)

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