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Pulido-Walker 2017 Melanson Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Pulido-Walker

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96 points - limited                            
Rare new Cabernet from one of Napa's newest cult wineries.


97 Points Jeb Dunnuck: "Even better, I suspect the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon might be a candidate for the wine of the vintage with 4-5 years of bottle age. From a vineyard on Pritchard Hill, just across from Colgin, and 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, this inky colored beauty offers loads of blueberry and blackcurrant liqueur-like fruits as well as lots of spice, flowery incense, and subtle herbal undertones. Textbook Cabernet on the nose, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, building tannins, a stacked mid-palate, and a great, great finish. It’s one of the few wines in the vintage that comes close to rivaling its 2015 and 2016 counterparts. The cellar will be your friend on this one, though, and a good 4-6 years of bottle age are warranted."

...Proprietors Mark Pulido & Donna Walker started Pulido-Walker in 2010 with single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons from the Panek Vineyard in St. Helena and the Melanson Vineyard on Pritchard Hill. Sadly, their home on Mt. Veeder was one of the first to be destroyed during the recent wildfires in Napa Valley. Their young estate vineyard on Mt. Veeder, not yet in production, sustained minor damage according to winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown. The Panek and Melanson vineyards were undamaged and the Mending Wall Winery they use in St. Helena to make and store their wines escaped unscathed, so fans of these wines can expect business as usual here, even as the Pulido-Walker home is being rebuilt."





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