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Summit Lake 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

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Emily Kestrel
Napa Valley AVA
94 Points + Gold Medal — Tastings.com (Beverage Testing Institute)
 
Appellation
Howell Mountian, Napa Valley AVA
Grapes
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aged
24 months in oak
Cases Produced
229


Named for Bob and Sue Brakesman’s first granddaughter, the Summit Lake 2014 ‘Emily Kestrel’ Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the family’s estate vineyard on Howell Mountain in Napa Valley. The specific grapes for this wine are selected from two unique Cabernet vineyards blocks - one of which was planted by Bob Brakesman back in 1973. Both blocks yield intense fruit with concentrated flavors. The award-winning 2014 ‘Emily Kestrel’ Cabernet Sauvignon shows both complexity and elegance. Aromas of black cherry, blackberry, cassis and dark espresso awaken the senses, while rich, black and red fruit flavors are supported by masculine tannins on the full-bodied palate. Underlying notes of crushed granite and spicy black pepper make this wine even more intriguing.

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