Pulido-Walker Panek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

$195

96 points - limited                             Rare new Cabernet from one of Napa's newest cult wineries. 97 Points Robert Parker:  "Composed of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 20 months in French oak, 80% new, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Panek Vineyard St. Helena has a deep garnet-purple color and gives up coffee, dried herbs and garrigue notions over a crème de cassis, blueberry pie and red currant jelly core with touches of cumin seed and black pepper. Medium to full-bodied, the taut, muscular palate is laden with savory and black fruit layers, featuring firm, ripe, grainy tannins and lovely freshness, finishing long and earthy. 225 cases produced... ...Proprietors Mark Pulido & Donna Walker started Pulido-Walker in 2010 with single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons from the Panek Vineyard in St. Helena and the Melanson Vineyard on Pritchard Hill. Sadly, their home on Mt. Veeder was one of the first to be destroyed during the recent wildfires in Napa Valley. Their young estate vineyard on Mt. Veeder, not yet in production, sustained minor damage according to winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown. The Panek and Melanson vineyards were undamaged and the Mending Wall Winery they use in St. Helena to make and store their wines escaped unscathed, so fans of these wines can expect business as usual here, even as the Pulido-Walker home is being rebuilt."

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Ratings on Delectable

Anna Sangiacomo

Lots of crème de cassis, blueberry and vanilla with graphite & licorice. Full bodied low acidity with sweet round tannins. It’s a classic that will develop over the next 20-25 years.

Lots of crème de cassis, blueberry and vanilla with graphite & licorice. Full bodied low acidity with sweet round tannins. It’s a classic that will develop over the next 20-25 years.

9.3

leon egozi

Another great night with the 305s! All the wines were spectacular

Another great night with the 305s! All the wines were spectacular

9.7

leon egozi

Excellent line up with the 305s

Excellent line up with the 305s

9.4

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