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Cabernet Sauvignon

This is our first Cabernet Sauvignon release, and this happened:


95 points, Cellar Selection - Wine Enthusiast Magaine

"This bold, complex and true-to-type wine offers heady tobacco, turned earth and dark-chocolate aromas followed by opulent, concentrated black-cherry, black olive and blueberry flavors, all embraced by moderate, fine-grained tannins that are beautifully integrated. Prima Materia specializes in Italian varietals but this French varietal could be its best wine yet."


Along with Cabernet Franc, Prima Materia occassionally makes a little Cabernet Sauvignon. This time our friends at Seely vineyards made us a deal we couldn't refuse. Eric Seely worked for famous viticulturist Andy Beckstoffer, and it really showed in the impeccable farming, shoot thinning, and general care. Planted in former lakebed just five miles from our home vineyard, he even picked only the shade-side fruit for us, keeping a perfect acid-tannin balance without any overripe raisins,  jaminess, sunburn, or high alcohol. 14.1% ABV


Winemaking: 28-day fermentation, then aged 16 months in French and Hungarian oak that was 3-4 years of age. No racking, but the wine was aerated once by pumping out and then back into the same barrel on the lees. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.


Tasting Notes: In the Prima Materia tradition, we focus on an Old-World profile that celebrates earthy elements in conjunction with pure fruit. Ripe plum, blackberry, cassis, pepper and all sorts of purple tones meld with bass tones of rich fig, leather, and those graphite or crunchy black rock tones that make Bordeaux so special. The acid and alcohol levels were perfect, and this Cab is fully food-friendly, and devoid of vanilla and baking spice confected oak notes, staying on the pure side of things.


Cabernet Sauvignon


6 bottle discount

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