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1986 Grace Family Cabernet Sauvignon

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 93 WA
  • 91 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 51227-1986-750

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$315.00

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    A glorious concoction of blackcurrants, sweet, creamy, smoky oak, tobacco, and minerals jumps from the glass of this dark ruby-colored wine with only a slight lightening at the edge. Medium to full-bodied and rich, with a layered texture, this explosively fruity, expansive, full-bodied, powerful wine possesses beautifully integrated acidity and tannin. It has reached its plateau of maturity, where it should remain for another 10-12 years.The tasting notes for this section are from two single blind tastings, one conducted in May, 1996, in California, and the other in June, 1996, in Baltimore.
    Author: Robert Parker
    Issue: 106
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Impressive for its range of flavors, touching on cedar, spice, currant and cherry. The texture is smooth and polished, the finish is complex. This is fully mature, ready to drink.--1986 California Cabernet horizontal. 175 cases made. — JL
    Author: James Laube
    Issue: Dec 15, 1996
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  • In 1976, former stockbroker Dick Grace, along with his wife Ann and their children began growing Cabernet Sauvignon from their eponymous vineyard in St. Helena initially just as a hobby. With their first harvest sold to Caymus and subsequently bottled as one of the first single vineyard designated wines in Napa, they embarked upon the path to becoming one of America's wine legends. Besides maintaining the high reputation of their own vineyard and wines, the Graces have contributed to the development of many others, formerly employing Heidi Barrett, and providing budwood for Hartwell Estate, Vineyard 29, and Blank Family Vineyards. With limited production of and unrelenting demand for their wines, they also pioneered the mailing list/waiting list sales model prevalent among many cult cab producers today.

    See other similar producers:Vineyard 29,Colgin Cellars,Bryant Family Vineyards

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