Red

2017 Quivet Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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  • Millennial Drinkers wrote: 93 points

    February 19, 2020 - Dark purplish ruby red. Rich and dark nose with blackberries, black currants, a touch blue, minerality and baking spices. Medium plus tannins (7/10) and medium plus to full bodied. Great structure and layered with black cherries, purple flowers, cinnamon, brown sugar, a touch of anise and a little gravel. Long finish. Drink till 2028.

  • Badmonkey wrote: 93 points

    February 6, 2020 - Dark ruby fruit - blackberry, currants/cassis, dark raspberry, and dark cherry. Really smooth, nice purity, and decent depth/concentration, however, I thought the last bottle a couple months ago showed a little more depth/concentration - medium/medium plus body. Nice vibrant flavors of dark berries, some baking spices/licorice, and a little cocoa. Solid finish but not overly long nor deep. Popped/poured but drank out of a decanter for a couple hours. Improved a little with time but drinking quite well right away despite its youth. As usual, a nice QPR. 100% cab.

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  • Rockyii Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 31, 2020 - 30 min decant. Young but I’ve been curious about this one given some of the high reviews and my experiences with other Mike Smith wines. Deep semi translucent purple with a clear rim. Taste and aroma sandalwood, raspberry, blackberries, strawberry leaves and a touch of smoke. Heavier on the red fruit side of the fruit spectrum despite its color. Tangy acidity and lower tannins. A little thin, just barely medium plus body. Overall, nice wine. About 91.

    Day 2, noticeably sweeter with dark cherry and a little more viscous mouthfeel. Bodes well for the future. Maybe 92.

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  • Yack Man Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 31, 2020 - The 2017 vintage has proven extremely solid for Mike Smith portfolio of wine of Napa Valley Cabernets, the Quivet label is no exception. As previously expressed, Dark garnet purple color, currants, blackberry, dark berry fruit with good extraction for its class/ category. Very nice and more full bodied, solid with flavor and energy. This is my second favorite of the 2017 standard Napa Cab lineup of Mike Smith wines. Becklyn, at this point is the best in my opinion. 92-92+ Points.

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  • konadog Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 1, 2020 - Decanted for 3 hrs. Dark cherry, cassis, dusty tannins. Drinking very well now but still in its youth. Will revisit in 2-3 yrs

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Wine Definition

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

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  • Pending Delivery 11 (4%)
  • In Cellars 253 (84%)
  • Consumed 36 (12%)

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