2019 Memento Mori Cabernet Sauvignon Las Piedras

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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CT97.5 2 reviews
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  • csimm1161 wrote: 98 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): A barrel sample, with ripe, black fruit dominating here. A chiseled minerality is already able to shine through the periphery of the massive dark core. This LPV was somewhat similar to the initial Memento Mori barrel sample we tasted, but the Piedras displayed more focus and purposeful direction in its profile. There is a serious side that I am especially drawn to; it’s what typically pulls me to favor LPV generally (so full disclosure there).

    It’s worth noting that a couple of days later we had a 2016 Memento Mori LPV, which shared similarities with the 2019 barrel sample. Again, the bridge between 2019 and 2016 seems evident to me with the Memento Mori wines, which is obviously a great thing. I do think the 2019s will be a bit more approachable than the 2016s in general, as the 2019’s freshness is already inviting and works well at taming some of the overt power. The LPV was my personal favorite of the samples tasted. 97-98+ points.

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  • Cristal2000 Likes this wine: 97 points

    April 22, 2021 - This was the first barrel sample pulled on the trip, and it did not disappoint! Super fresh mostly black fruit jumps out of the glass with lovely opulence and energy. Refined tannins and a suave mouthfeel even at this early stage, this was just a blast to sample. The fruit leads, but it has plenty of earthy and mineral driven flavors that emerge around the mid-palate and take it right though the finish. The vintage comparison that comes to mind is like mixing 12 with 16. Great potential here and surely will continue with a long line of great MM LPV's. 96-98+

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2019
  • Type Red
  • Producer Memento Mori
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Las Piedras
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

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