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Showdown, ‘Man with the Ax’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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Boutinot USA

The ‘Man with the Ax’ is the nickname for the King of Diamonds in Poker-parlance, and in California, Cabernet is undoubtedly ‘King’. Rich cassis fruit and a good lick of oak make this a plush, easy-drinking example of why it is so highly prized.

Meet the producer

Boutinot has been working with growers in California for over 10 years, finessing our offering from vintage to vintage,...

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Production

This wine is sourced from vineyards in the northern part of California’s Central Valley. The region around Lodi and Manteca enjoys significant influence from San Joaquin and Sacramento river deltas, which act as a natural cooling system to the often-searing heat. The effect is to provide freshness to the ripe, fruit charged Cabernet grapes. Individual Cabernet blocks are vinified separately and then blended to produce a wine which reflects the right balance between fruit and structure. The wine then spends 6 months in oak to provide a broad frame for this rich wine.

Tasting notes

Ripe blackcurrant and wild berry fruit on the nose complimented sweet vanilla oak. Rich cassis and black cherry fruit on the palate with a soft, juicy, yet long finish. Framed by the subtle American oak.

Food match

Almost any red meat, especially served rare, is going to do the trick.

Awards

2017 Vintage

Sommelier Wine Awards 2019

Silver

2015 Vintage

Catavinum 2018

Silver

IWSC 2018

Silver

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