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We Speak Wine USD 33.99 750ml

Banshee Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2015

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Notes: Dark plum, cocoa, blackberry and sage aromas with powerful, well delineated flavors of dark chocolate covered cherry, macerated strawberry, wild herbs, mineral and touch of caramel. Well balanced with fine tannins, this wine is deep and multi-dimensional. Will play well for 15-20 years.

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Vintage: 2010 10/24/2012

Four glasses


External Reviews for Banshee Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Source: We Speak Wine
04/20/2018

Notes: Dark plum, cocoa, blackberry and sage aromas with powerful, well delineated flavors of dark chocolate covered cherry, macerated strawberry, wild herbs, mineral and touch of caramel. Well balanced with fine tannins, this wine is deep and multi-dimensional. Will play well for 15-20 years.


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2014 06/21/2017

2014 continued the recent trend of hot, dry and early vintages. The weather conditions have caused much understandable strife in California, yet we’ve produced fabulous wines in this climate with intensity and style. As with 2013, we utilized almost all of our Bordeaux varietal blending components in the Mordecai blend, and let the Cabernet speak more directly. The lone blending component is a parcel of Cabernet Franc from Howell Mountain that adds both aroma and an herbal undercurrent. The wine is a roughly 50/50 split of Napa Valley floor and Vaca Mountain range fruit, marrying plush fruit with more wild structural elements. Dark plum, cocoa, blackberry and sage aromas with powerful, well delineated flavors of dark chocolate covered cherry, macerated strawberry, wild herbs, mineral and touch of caramel. Well balanced with fine tannins, this wine is deep and multi-dimensional. Will play well for 15-20 years. Varietals: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon {Calistoga, Rutherford, Howell Mountain} 4% Cabernet Franc {Howell Mountain} Winemaking: Primary fermentation over a period of 35 days with an additional 12 days of extended maceration. It was then pressed and placed in barrel where malolactic fermentation occurred naturally. Aging: 19 months in French oak, 65% of which was new. Alcohol: 14.8% pH: 3.8 TA: 5.3


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2013 04/06/2017

The 2013 vintage was like a sister to the previous year. A temperate spring led to a nice healthy set. Copious amounts of sunshine and a long, warm September and October led to optimal ripeness levels with little inclement weather driving the decision making process. The clusters were all very clean and of high integrity. In this vintage we jettisoned many of our blending components into the Mordecai blend and let the Cabernet speak more directly. The lone blending component was a parcel of Cabernet Franc from Howell Mountain that added both aroma and an herbal undercurrent. The resulting wine is like a bridge between the styles of yesterday's Napa Valley and today. The aroma spectrum is one of dark blackberry, clove and mocha. The flavors are well delineated and comprised of dark cherry, plums, blackberry, sage, mineral and touch of cocoa. - Winery Varietals: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon {Calistoga, Howell Mountain} 5% Cabernet Franc {Howell Mountain} Fermentation: Primary fermentation over a period of 18 days with an additional 4 days of extended maceration. It was then pressed and placed in barrel where malolactic fermentation occurred naturally. Aging: 19 months in French oak, 65% of which was new. Cooperage: Demptos, Taransaud, and Gamba Alcohol: 14.4% pH: 3.7 TA: 5.7 ** Only 10 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2013 10/14/2015

The 2013 vintage was like a sister to the previous year. A temperate spring led to a nice healthy set. Copious amounts of sunshine and a long, warm September and October led to optimal ripeness levels with little inclement weather driving the decision making process. The clusters were all very clean and of high integrity. In this vintage we jettisoned many of our blending components into the Mordecai blend and let the Cabernet speak more directly. The lone blending component was a parcel of Cabernet Franc from Howell Mountain that added both aroma and an herbal undercurrent. The resulting wine is like a bridge between the styles of yesterday's Napa Valley and today. The aroma spectrum is one of dark blackberry, clove and mocha. The flavors are well delineated and comprised of dark cherry, plums, blackberry, sage, mineral and touch of cocoa. - Winery Varietals: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon {Calistoga, Howell Mountain} 5% Cabernet Franc {Howell Mountain} Fermentation: Primary fermentation over a period of 18 days with an additional 4 days of extended maceration. It was then pressed and placed in barrel where malolactic fermentation occurred naturally. Aging: 19 months in French oak, 65% of which was new. Cooperage: Demptos, Taransaud, and Gamba Alcohol: 14.4% pH: 3.7 TA: 5.7



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