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Poppy Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2016 Product #32773 (In Stock)
Poppy Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2016 Poppy Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2016

Poppy Cabernet Paso Robles has been a customer favorite in the "great value California Cab" segment for years.  How much better is the 2016 edition?  During a "Cheap vs Expensive" blind tasting class this summer, we served 30 customers Poppy Cab next to Joe Wagner's powerhouse Quilt Cabernet Napa 2015 - a Wine Spectator 91 point wine that released at $45.  Tasted blind - not knowing which was which - 20 of 30 tasters thought the Poppy was the $45 wine.  24 of 30 preferred it!

The secret here is the marriage of ripe fruit from family-owned B & E Vineyard and a cutting edge winemaking approach called thermovinification. About half the fruit is heated to 140 degrees, extracting color and flavor and blowing off the pyrazines that can give Paso Cab an unpleasant herbal edge. Mixed back in with juice receiving a traditional fermentation and aged 18 month in French and American oak, this is wine of excellent richness, fine depth, and lovely purity of fruit.  Blueberry, black cherry, currant, licorice, vanilla, and spice aromas and flavors pair with  a round, supple, wine that finishes clean and smooth and remarkably long.  A terrific value if California Cab that moves from back deck to table with style.

Regular Price (1) Price : $16.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $11.98/ea
Sale Full Case (12): $10.98/ea
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