Abeja Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 750ml

size
750ml
country
United States
appellation
Columbia Valley
JD
94
WS
92
JS
92
WE
92
WA
91
VM
91
Additional vintages
2017 2016
JD
94
Rated 94 by Jeb Dunnuck
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon checks in as 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot, brought up in 45% new French oak. Lots of smoked herbs, red and black fruits, earth, and lead pencil notes emerge on the nose, and this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a round, supple texture, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It's slightly closed aromatically, yet I love its mid-palate as well as its overall balance. This beautiful wine is going to come together nicely with 3-4 years of bottle age and keep for 15-20 years or more. ... More details
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Abeja Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 750ml

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Professional Ratings
JD
94
WS
92
JS
92
WE
92
WA
91
VM
91
JD
94
Rated 94 by Jeb Dunnuck
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon checks in as 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot, brought up in 45% new French oak. Lots of smoked herbs, red and black fruits, earth, and lead pencil notes emerge on the nose, and this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a round, supple texture, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It's slightly closed aromatically, yet I love its mid-palate as well as its overall balance. This beautiful wine is going to come together nicely with 3-4 years of bottle age and keep for 15-20 years or more.
WS
92
Rated 92 by Wine Spectator
Structured and showing the intensity of the vintage, this Cabernet unfurls as it goes along, offering deep currant, green olive and espresso accents that finish with medium-grained tannins. Drink now through 2028. 2,588 cases made.
JS
92
Rated 92 by James Suckling
Plenty of blackcurrants and blueberries with a hit of new wood, too. Medium body, slightly firm tannins and a flavorful finish. This still needs some time to come together. Cabernet sauvignon with 1% petit verdot. Better after 2021.
WE
92
Rated 92 by Wine Enthusiast
Aromas of barrel spice, coffee, cherry, bittersweet chocolate, graphite and sautéed herb are followed by textured cherry and chocolate flavors. There's a pleasing sense of brightness to the acidity and deftness to the rich, creamy coffee and bright cherry flavors that keep the interest high. Plenty of tannic structure holds it all together. Coffee notes linger on the finish. It's far from a big bruiser and needs some time to all integrate but brings and abundance of rewards. Best after 2026 with a very long life beyond that.
WA
91
Rated 91 by Wine Advocate
Dark ruby, the 2017 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has a bold and structured nose with layers of complex aromas of juicy cherry, blackberry, dusty plum, dried herbs, bitter dark chocolate and soft herbaceous green notes. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is full in flavor, displaying a balanced structure that gives pleasure with qualities of spiced black cherry, dusty plum skin and soft mocha expressions that continue to evolve on the persistent, elongated finish. Give this delicious and succulent wine a try.
VM
91
Rated 91 by Vinous Media
Bright ruby-red. Complex scents of black cherry, currant, menthol, mocha, licorice and peppery herbs, plus a whiff of tobacco leaf; displays a stronger herbal element than the 2016. Plush, silky and easygoing on entry, then very ripe in the middle, with a suggestion of almost liqueur-like mocha/chocolate ripeness. Finishes with broad, serious, refined tannins that dust the palate and build quickly with air. This is softer than the 2016 but without quite that wine's finesse and light touch. A very chocolatey-rich, dense wine with restrained sweetness and good savory character. Serious concentration.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
United States
appellation
Columbia Valley
Additional vintages
2017 2016
Overview
Rated 94 - The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon checks in as 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot, brought up in 45% new French oak. Lots of smoked herbs, red and black fruits, earth, and lead pencil notes emerge on the nose, and this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a round, supple texture, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It's slightly closed aromatically, yet I love its mid-palate as well as its overall balance. This beautiful wine is going to come together nicely with 3-4 years of bottle age and keep for 15-20 years or more.
green grapes

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Since their conception in 18th century France, Cabernet Sauvignon grapes have flourished across the Old and New Worlds and have changed the way we think about red wine forever. Their sharp and astringent nature has a wonderful ability to mellow and round with age, and when helped by being blended with Merlot and Petit Verdot or Cabernet Franc varietals – as is done in Bordeaux and elsewhere – the results can be truly remarkable. What is most special about Cabernet Sauvignon grapes is the fact that they have a true affinity for oak, and when aged in barrels made of this fragrant wood, the wine which comes out of them a few years later holds an amazing array of flavors and aromas, making Cabernet Sauvignon based wines some of the most memorable in the world. Single variety bottles from the New World made from this grape are also increasing in popularity, as the strong flavors and full-bodied nature of these wines is a great match for many global cuisines.
barrel

Region: Washington State

Since it began in the 1820s, wine-production in Washington state has gone from strength to strength, with many of the finest United States wines coming out over the past twenty years hailing from this region. Today, the state is the second largest US producer of wines, behind California, with over forty thousand acres under vine. The state itself is split into two distinct wine regions, separated by the Cascade Range, which casts an important rain shadow over much of the area. As such, the vast majority of vines are grown and cultivated in the dry, arid desert-like area in the eastern half of the state, with the western half producing less than one percent of the state's wines where it is considerably wetter. Washington state is famed for producing many of the most accessible wines of the country, with Merlot and Chardonnay varietal grapes leading the way, and much experimentation with other varietals characterizing the state's produce in the twenty-first century.
fields

Country: United States

Whilst there are several strains of native grape varietals in the United States, it was the introduction of the European species which prompted the country to begin producing wines on a large scale. Over the past few centuries, experimentation and cross-breeding has produced great successes in regards to the quality and suitability of the fruit grown in states such as California, Oregon, Washington and New York, and the past few decades have seen New World wines from the United States reach much higher standards. Arguably the finest United States wines have always come out of California, where the climate and terrroir is most suitable for fine wine production. The masterful blending of classic grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, amongst others including Syrah and Chardonnay, have had world beating results in recent years, prompting many to suggest that there has never been a better time for buying and drinking United States wines.
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Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Since their conception in 18th century France, Cabernet Sauvignon grapes have flourished across the Old and New Worlds and have changed the way we think about red wine forever. Their sharp and astringent nature has a wonderful ability to mellow and round with age, and when helped by being blended with Merlot and Petit Verdot or Cabernet Franc varietals – as is done in Bordeaux and elsewhere – the results can be truly remarkable. What is most special about Cabernet Sauvignon grapes is the fact that they have a true affinity for oak, and when aged in barrels made of this fragrant wood, the wine which comes out of them a few years later holds an amazing array of flavors and aromas, making Cabernet Sauvignon based wines some of the most memorable in the world. Single variety bottles from the New World made from this grape are also increasing in popularity, as the strong flavors and full-bodied nature of these wines is a great match for many global cuisines.
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