Kerr Cellars Curvature Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Blend: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot
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A blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon (from Stagecoach vineyard), 16% Merlot (from Blue Tooth vineyard in Yountville) and 6% Petit Verdot and aged for 24 months in French oak barrels, 70% new, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Curvature has a deep garnet-purple color and strides confidently out of the glass with very classy notions of fresh blackcurrants, black cherries and red plums plus an undercurrent of cigar box, menthol, bay leaves and truffles and a waft of pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied and concentrated, with loads of crunchy black and red fruits, it has a solid backbone of ripe, grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing long with a minty kick.
Kerr Cellars was founded in 2013 by professional golf star Cristie Kerr to share her passion for fine wines that exhibit power, complexity, and finesse. Guided by the principle of their Latin motto “Agro Ad Amphorum” meaning from soil to bottle, all wines are meticulously crafted by acclaimed Winemaker Helen Keplinger. Kerr Cellars wines continue to earn critical acclaim, high scores, and placements throughout the fine wine world and are popular among collectors. They are best known for their Reserve Red, a Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot which has received scores in the mid to high 90’s upon every release. Most notably, the inaugural release in 2013 received 98 points from Robert Parker.
One of the most prestigious wines of the world capable of great power and grace, Napa Valley Cabernet is a leading force in the world of fine, famous, collectible red wines. Today the Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without the other. But it wasn’t until the 1970s that this marriage came to light; sudden international recognition rained upon Napa with the victory of the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1976 Judgement of Paris.
Cabernet Sauvignon undoubtedly dominates Napa Valley today, covering half of the land under vine, commanding the highest prices per ton and earning the most critical acclaim. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure, acidity, capacity to thrive in multiple environs and ability to express nuances of vintage make it perfect for Napa Valley where incredible soil and geographical diversity are found and the climate is perfect for grape growing. Within the Napa Valley lie many smaller sub-AVAs that express specific characteristics based on situation, slope and soil—as a perfect example, Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.