Black Stallion Cabernet Sauvignon Gaspare Vineyard 2017 750ml

size
750ml
country
United States
region
California
appellation
Napa Valley
subappellation
Oak Knoll District
JD
92
WA
92
WE
91
Additional vintages
2017 2016 2013
JD
92
Rated 92 by Jeb Dunnuck
Coming from the Oak Knoll District of the Valley, which is just north of the town of Napa, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Reserve Gaspare Vineyard reveals a deep purple hue as well as a ripe nose of baked plums, black cherries, tobacco, chocolate, and espresso roast. This is a rich, powerful 2017 that has plenty of deep black fruit, ample background oak, a stacked mid-palate, and ripe, sweet tannins. Give it a few years to soak up some oak and it's going to keep for 15-20 years or more. ... More details
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Black Stallion Cabernet Sauvignon Gaspare Vineyard 2017 750ml

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Professional Ratings
JD
92
WA
92
WE
91
JD
92
Rated 92 by Jeb Dunnuck
Coming from the Oak Knoll District of the Valley, which is just north of the town of Napa, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Reserve Gaspare Vineyard reveals a deep purple hue as well as a ripe nose of baked plums, black cherries, tobacco, chocolate, and espresso roast. This is a rich, powerful 2017 that has plenty of deep black fruit, ample background oak, a stacked mid-palate, and ripe, sweet tannins. Give it a few years to soak up some oak and it's going to keep for 15-20 years or more.
WA
92
Rated 92 by Wine Advocate
A barrel sample, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Reserve Gaspare Vineyard is very deep garnet-purple in color and leaps from the glass with black ad blue fruit preserves, baking spices, vanilla pod and chocolate with earthy notes of underbrush and fungi. Full-bodied, firm and grainy, it delivers earth-accented black fruits and a savory finish.
WE
91
Rated 91 by Wine Enthusiast
This red is from estate-grown fruit and further selected from specific barrels. It's a full-bodied, highly concentrated effort that's complex in chalky tannins, earthy sage and dried herb. Black cherry, currant and dark chocolate accent the rich style and lasting structure.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
United States
region
California
appellation
Napa Valley
subappellation
Oak Knoll District
Additional vintages
2017 2016 2013
Overview
Rated 92 - A barrel sample, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Reserve Gaspare Vineyard is very deep garnet-purple in color and leaps from the glass with black ad blue fruit preserves, baking spices, vanilla pod and chocolate with earthy notes of underbrush and fungi. Full-bodied, firm and grainy, it delivers earth-accented black fruits and a savory finish.
green grapes

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

There is little doubt about the fact that the most familiar red wine grape varietal in the world is the Cabernet Sauvignon grape, seen listed on bottles from more or less every single wine producing country across the globe. Part of the reason for this is the fact that Cabernet Sauvignon is a particularly hardy grape, resistant to both frost and rot, and can grow well in a number of climatic conditions so long as it receives enough sunlight and water. Of course, this is only half the story – we cannot ignore the fact that wines made from the Cabernet Sauvignon varietal are prized not only for their strong acidic fruit flavors, spicy and earthy notes and high tannin content, but also for the fact that they age beautifully in oak, resulting in wines which are on another level from those made from lesser grapes. Aged wines made using primarily Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are widely recognized to be the finest in the world. The aging process rounds out the tannins, softens the acidity and allows a wide range of fascinating and complex flavors and aromas to come through, making them an unquestioned highlight of the red wine world.
barrel

Region: California

Since the 18th century, California has been a hugely important and influential wine region, acting as a trailblazer for other New World wine regions and utilizing an important blend of traditional and contemporary practices, methods and techniques relating to their wine production. Split into four key areas – the North Coast, the Central Coast, the South Coast and the Central Valley – Californian wineries make the most of their ideal climate and rich variety of terrains in order to produce a fascinating range of wines made with a long list of different fine grape varietals. Today, the state has almost half a million acres under vine, and is one of the world's largest wine exporters, with Californian wines being drunk and enjoyed all across the globe.
fields

Country: United States

For three hundred years now, the United States has been leading the New World in wine production, both in regards to quantity and quality. Wine is actually produced in all fifty states across the country, with California leading the way by an enormous margin. Indeed, as much as eighty-nine percent of all wines to come out of the United States are produced in California, where the fertile soils and sloping mountain sides, coupled with the long, hot summers provide ideal conditions for producing high quality, European style red, white and rosé wines. With over a million acres of the country under vine, the United States sits comfortably as the fourth largest wine producer in the world, where imported grape varietals from all over the Old World are processed using a successful blend of traditional and contemporary techniques.
bottle and glass

Appellation: Napa Valley

California has long been recognized as a wonderfully rich and fertile location for viticulture, and hundreds of years now, vintners in the United States of America have used the valleys and mountain sides of California for gradually building their own wine culture, based on techniques and practices brought over from the old countries. When it comes to Californian wines of real quality and distinction, however, there is nowhere quite like the Napa Valley, which is now widely considered to be one of the world's premier wine regions, and very much the standard bearer for modern, American wines. With Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Zinfandel varietal grapes all growing well in Napa Valley, the region produces an impressive range of wines, which have had an enormous impact on the Old and New Worlds, and have changed viticulture forever.
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Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

There is little doubt about the fact that the most familiar red wine grape varietal in the world is the Cabernet Sauvignon grape, seen listed on bottles from more or less every single wine producing country across the globe. Part of the reason for this is the fact that Cabernet Sauvignon is a particularly hardy grape, resistant to both frost and rot, and can grow well in a number of climatic conditions so long as it receives enough sunlight and water. Of course, this is only half the story – we cannot ignore the fact that wines made from the Cabernet Sauvignon varietal are prized not only for their strong acidic fruit flavors, spicy and earthy notes and high tannin content, but also for the fact that they age beautifully in oak, resulting in wines which are on another level from those made from lesser grapes. Aged wines made using primarily Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are widely recognized to be the finest in the world. The aging process rounds out the tannins, softens the acidity and allows a wide range of fascinating and complex flavors and aromas to come through, making them an unquestioned highlight of the red wine world.
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Region: California

Since the 18th century, California has been a hugely important and influential wine region, acting as a trailblazer for other New World wine regions and utilizing an important blend of traditional and contemporary practices, methods and techniques relating to their wine production. Split into four key areas – the North Coast, the Central Coast, the South Coast and the Central Valley – Californian wineries make the most of their ideal climate and rich variety of terrains in order to produce a fascinating range of wines made with a long list of different fine grape varietals. Today, the state has almost half a million acres under vine, and is one of the world's largest wine exporters, with Californian wines being drunk and enjoyed all across the globe.
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Country: United States

For three hundred years now, the United States has been leading the New World in wine production, both in regards to quantity and quality. Wine is actually produced in all fifty states across the country, with California leading the way by an enormous margin. Indeed, as much as eighty-nine percent of all wines to come out of the United States are produced in California, where the fertile soils and sloping mountain sides, coupled with the long, hot summers provide ideal conditions for producing high quality, European style red, white and rosé wines. With over a million acres of the country under vine, the United States sits comfortably as the fourth largest wine producer in the world, where imported grape varietals from all over the Old World are processed using a successful blend of traditional and contemporary techniques.
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Appellation: Napa Valley

California has long been recognized as a wonderfully rich and fertile location for viticulture, and hundreds of years now, vintners in the United States of America have used the valleys and mountain sides of California for gradually building their own wine culture, based on techniques and practices brought over from the old countries. When it comes to Californian wines of real quality and distinction, however, there is nowhere quite like the Napa Valley, which is now widely considered to be one of the world's premier wine regions, and very much the standard bearer for modern, American wines. With Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Zinfandel varietal grapes all growing well in Napa Valley, the region produces an impressive range of wines, which have had an enormous impact on the Old and New Worlds, and have changed viticulture forever.