Cabernet Lovers Gift Set!
2 Vintages of our limited production Cabernet!
2016 and 2017 Smith Devereux Cabernets – compare the two, drink them separately, bring them to a holiday party or give them as the perfect gift for anyone that loves cabernet!
Cabernet Sauvignon is a phenomenally hearty grape that grows relatively easily and requires minimum manipulation to make it great, just one of the many reasons vintners love it so much! Cabernet has big bold black fruit flavors that people the world over enjoy like blackberry, cassis and blueberry compote. The tannin structure of Cabernet is bigger due to the thicker skins of the Cabernet grape, which is actually a hybrid vine of both Cabernet Franc & Sauvignon Blanc. This amazing tannin structure gives Cabernet it’s bold profile, big fruit character and ageability. Cabernet checks all the boxes when it comes to great red wine which is why it is the number one most popular grape in the world!
You'll find flavors of dark chocolate, blackberry, cedar, sweet tobacco, vanilla and spiced oak with just a hint of vineyard dust on an otherwise silky finish.
Keep in mind that factors such as vineyard site & winemaking techniques can make a world of difference in the profile of these grapes. As evidenced in our St. Helena Ibex Vineyard Merlot!
Fun fact, even though at times these wines ‘compete’ they are more often than not friends and blending partners in some of the world’s greatest wines! They are incredibly complimentary together as showcased in Bordeaux & Napa Valley where the world looks for some of the greatest examples of red wines.
Once you compare & contrast take notes, send them our way, we can’t wait to hear you think!
2017 IBEX SINGLE VINEYARD MERLOT:
Our single-vineyard Napa Valley merlot is grown in our award winning Ibex Vineyard in St. Helena. Sustainably farmed and hand-harvested at the base of Spring Mountain, our vines thrive among some of the most celebrated cabernet vineyards in Napa Valley. Harvested late for prime ripeness, this wine is aged in new French oak for a luscious, complex, full-bodied expression of merlot. Merlot from this vineyard has won 16 gold medals in only 3 vintages!
2020 Sunset International Wine Competition | GOLD MEDAL | 91 Pts
2016 NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Our **Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon** is sustainably farmed in Napa‚ s famed St. Helena AVA. Known for hot days, cool evening breezes and foggy mornings, the region has the ideal soil for making our rich, silky Cabernet. *This limited-production wine has the power and structure of an iconic Napa Valley Cabernet, yet is unique in its grace and subtlety.* Aged in French oak, our world-class cab is drinkable immediately and will become even more complex and nuanced over time.
2020 Sunset International Wine | GOLD 92 points
2020 East Meets West Wine Challenge | GOLD 94 points