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Recoltant, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, California 2018 (750mL)
Recoltant is a new project from Julien Fayard, whose winemaking resume spans both his native France and California. He starting making wine as a kid on his uncle’s estate in Provence making rosé. He leap frogged to the “big leagues,” getting on board with the winemaking teams at both Château Lafite Rothschild and Smith Haut Laffite before relocating to Napa Valley. He dove right into the Napa scene by becoming Phillipe Melka’s right hand man as Director of Winemaking before signing on with the highly esteemed Purlieu winery and sister label Le Pich. There have been several ambitious projects in between but his inaugural release of the 2018 Recoltant Cabernet showcases top-tier fruit at an affordable price. This small production 100% Cabernet Sauvignon over delivers, offering ultra rich dark berry and currant fruit lathered in spicy notes of cloves and anise. The wine is extremely approachable after a 30-minute decant with well-integrated tannins that offers a supple mouthfeel from the get go. Creamy and luscious from beginning to end. Again, this is a bargain Napa Cab. It’s hard to believe this retails south of $75!
- CountryUnited States
- RegionNapa Valley, California
- SoilVolcanic, Clay Loam
- BlendCabernet Sauvignon 100%
- OakPartial New French
- Temp.Serve at 60-65° F
- GlasswareBordeaux Stems
- Decanting30 Minutes
- PairingPrime Rib w/ Thyme-Butter Sauce
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