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2017 Addendum Skellenger Lane Cabernet Sauvignon
Technical Data
Composition
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %
14.9
Acidity
0.606 g/100mL
pH
3.58
Harvest Brix
25.8
Harvest Date
9/20/17
Production
142 cases
Type
Addendum

2017 Addendum Skellenger Lane Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation
Rutherford
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine & Spirits
91
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$120.00
 
SKU: AD17CS-SL6P


Vineyard Sources
100% Rutherford AVA
Barrel Aging
Aged 25 months in 100% French oak, of which 67% is new
Cooperage
Taransaud, Bossuet, Sylvain
Technical Data
Composition
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %
14.9
Acidity
0.606 g/100mL
pH
3.58
Harvest Brix
25.8
Harvest Date
9/20/17
Production
142 cases
Description

Located in the heart of the Rutherford AVA, the historic prestige vineyard from which Addendum sources its fruit for the Skellenger Lane Cabernet Sauvignon was planted in 1895 by Mrs. Thomas Rutherford herself. This 300-acre parcel was replanted in 1988 using new Cabernet Sauvignon clones with tighter spacing and advanced trellising systems, enhancing both quality and grape tonnage.

Aside from its tremendous Napa history, the Rutherford site is an obvious choice for Addendum due to the impeccable farming by its established vineyard team. The 1.5 acre Addendum block, planted in the mid-1990s, has very little slope and is thus home to dense clay content, which ensures the grapes’ characteristically big, rounded tannins, depth of character and structure that allows the wines to age for decades as a result. Named for the road along which the vineyard is located, Skellenger Lane Cabernet Sauvignon is best characterized by its intriguing Rutherford dust terroir profile.

The history of this vineyard is especially poignant for Addendum, as both proprietor Eli Parker and current winemaker Blair Fox have been awarded the prestigious Andre Tchelistcheff Winemaker of the Year Award, named for the renowned winemaker of the BV Rutherford Cabernets made from this vineyard in the 1960s and 1970s.

Wine Critic Reviews
"There's a warm, tannic rub to this wine, its rasp of thyme, rose petals and violets pumped up by alcohol, even as the flavors of dark, chocolate-covered cherries are substantial enough to enrich that warmth. Built for something meaty, like an herb-roasted leg of lamb." ~ Wine & Spirits


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