Canvasback Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Washington State, USA
Dry red wine, 75cl. Full bodied 88% Cabernet Sauvignon 8% Merlot 2% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc blend from Washington State, USA. 14.5% ABV.
Robust and alluring, this gorgeous expression of Red Mountain Cabernet offers a medley of blue plum, black cherry and red berry aromas, along with notes of black licorice, cardamom, clove and sandalwood. On the palate, a creamy entry and ripe, fine-grained tannins build to a richly polished mid-palate, where luxurious layers of fruit mingle with hints of hazelnut, nutmeg, and baking spices.
Tasting notes from the judges of the Sommelier Wine Awards 2020
'This has quite a savoury nose with great poise, before the power is turned on, with the palate opening into layers of concentrated character, with structure and flavour.' Michael Fiducia, Royal Automobile Club. 'With luscious, soft and full ripeness, there's lots of life left here, with a little vanilla and oak in the background.' Sue Jones, The Harrow at Little Bedwyn.
Producer Profile Canvasback
Spanning just 4,000 coveted acres of land, Red Mountain is Washington State’s smallest winegrowing appellation. It is also its most renowned. With ideal soils, a perfect sloping southwestern exposure, and a dry desert climate with 40+˚ temperature swings between day and night, Red Mountain has done more than establish itself as one of the finest regions in Washington for growing Cabernet Sauvignon; it has rapidly earned a reputation for producing some of the most compelling and distinctive Cabernet Sauvignons in the world. In 2012, building on its 35-year history of making globally acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignons, the Duckhorn Portfolio came to the mountain to make Canvasback Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon.