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Marietta Game Trail Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 750ml
SKU: 1707

Marietta Game Trail Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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Category Red Wine
Origin California, North Coast, Mendocino
Brand Marietta
Alcohol/vol 14.7%
The Yorkville Highlands are the mountain pass traversed between the north end of Alexander Valley and the west end of Anderson Valley. Our small block of Game Trail Cabernet is perched looking south from 1400 feet elevation upon that ridge. Coastal in uence and large diurnal swings create small berries, thick skins, deep pigmentation, and tons of structure. Clone 6 Cabernet sets sparingly with berries the size of blueberries and no fruit to fruit contact, so it is cane pruned and left to hang as many clusters as possible. It is always our latest pick of the year and 2017 was no exception. Though skies had stayed clear and without smoke in Yorkville, we were still concerned and tested the wine after a year in barrel and were thrilled that the clean chemistry matched our experience tasting the wine. We nd a purity in this wine: more acid and fore-mouth focused than other Cabernet, it is tart, bright, perfumed and refreshing.
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The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Game Trail is decidedly aromatic and peppery in its flavor profile, much of that a reflection of the personality of this site planted at 1400 feet. Hints of spice, licorice and chocolate add complexity to the dark-toned flavors, but the wine's overall feel leans towards the more savory side of Cabernet.

Antonio Galloni, April 2020
Wine Enthusiast
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This ageworthy wine grown at 1,400-feet elevation is dark in color, dense in flavor and braced by plenty of firm, chewy tannins. It is well packed with vivid black-cherry and dark-chocolate flavors, very firm in the middle but also polished around the edges. Best from 2025.

Jim Gordon, March 1, 2021
Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Game Trail comes all from the Yorkville Highlands and was brought up in neutral barrels. This inky colored effort has loads of blue fruits, graphite, and smoke tobacco notes to go with a medium to full-bodied, nicely textured, concentrated style on the palate. Balanced, with present yet ripe tannins, it's a successful 2017 with lots of character.

May 21, 2020

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