2019 Levendi Sweetwater Napa Cabernet SauvignonCabernet Sauvignon from United States
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2019 Sweetwater Cabernet Sauvignon is a testament to the unique growing season. With a cooler spring and a splendid harvest, we chose to dial back on new oak, allowing the n...
- 94 The Tasting Panel
94 The Tasting Panel
It is a pleasure to see a Napa Cabernet released four and a half years after the fruit was picked and an even greater pleasure to find that it was made in a style that fully takes advantage of its time in bottle. The oak influence is subtle, enabling the fruit’s intricacies to reveal themselves over time with aeration. It’s a thoroughly satisfying Cabernet thanks to its proportionality and detail, which is demonstrated above all in a persistent and symmetrical finish.
2019 Sweetwater Cabernet Sauvignon is a testament to the unique growing season. With a cooler spring and a splendid harvest, we chose to dial back on new oak, allowing the natural acidity of the fruit to shine. Vinification and aging followed traditional methods, with Remond and Treuil's artisan barrels lending their touch. The wine was bottled in late summer 2020. The vintage of 2019 was truly remarkable, with abundant and deeply flavored wines. The weather graced us with ideal conditions for fruit set, following generous rainfall in February. From spring to late July, the temperatures were ideal, nurturing the vines until veraison. Harvest time brought cool temperatures without rain, offering extended hang-time for enhanced flavors. Just like its predecessor, the acclaimed 2018 vintage, 2019 showcases the greatness of Napa Valley across all varieties and styles. This elegant Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of the finest vineyards, crafted with care. It beckons with alluring aromas of black cherry, ripe plum, and subtle hints of caramel and black licorice, captivating your senses from the first whiff. With a gentle entry, the wine reveals a chorus of ripe fruits and echoes of black cherry on the palate. The plush texture is accompanied by a mild tannin structure, reminding you of its Cabernet Sauvignon origin. The finish is an intricate tapestry of flavors, weaving layers of cherry, blackberry, and dark plum. - winemaker
94 - The Tasting Panel
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box|