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Zd Abacus 9th Bottling NV

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I really enjoyed this effort. Had a great complexity to it, great big black fruit nose, leading to a balanced yet tanic finish. Very impressed.

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Region: USA » California » Napa

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Winery: Abacus
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Abacus:
Abacus is a popular California cult wine produced by ZD winery in Napa, California. The wine is the brainchild of winemaking brothers Robert and Brett Leuze. The idea formed when they were on a family retreat discussing wines, remarking at the nuances of well aged red wines, which often sacrifice fruit characteristics. They decided to attempt to create a wine that blends “...the eleganc... Read more
Abacus is a popular California cult wine produced by ZD winery in Napa, California. The wine is the brainchild of winemaking brothers Robert and Brett Leuze. The idea formed when they were on a family retreat discussing wines, remarking at the nuances of well aged red wines, which often sacrifice fruit characteristics. They decided to attempt to create a wine that blends “...the elegance of an older Cabernet Sauvignon with the intensity of fruit found in a younger wine.” The result is the first ever “solera style,” multi-vintage Cabernet, which adds younger wines to existing older ones, leaving them all in the barrel to age together until bottling. Each bottle has a medallion which depicts an abacus that identifies the first and last vintages in the bottle. The base price for a new bottle of Abacus starts at $500, fetching much more at auction.  Read less
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Snooth User: oxygin21
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5.00 5
07/14/2009

I really enjoyed this effort. Had a great complexity to it, great big black fruit nose, leading to a balanced yet tanic finish. Very impressed.


Snooth User: oxygin21
152011165
5.00 5
07/14/2009

Five glasses


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. N.V. ZD Cabernet Sauvignon Abacus VI Bottling 750ml




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