Fiftyrow Alice Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
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|Region||California, Napa Valley, Rutherford|
Another 95 pt. plus vintage and the great fruit from the Alice Block has produced a 2016 Cabernet that is our best to date. It has the typical expression of the area and is instantly recognized with its distinctive Rutherford dust. Deep garnet in color with aromas of jammy blackberries and opulent dark plum while oak influences of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove round up the nose. The palate is supple, lush and voluptuous with flavors of black currant, tobacco, plum and dark chocolate, concluding with a lengthy, fruity finish
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