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Buoncristiani 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

 95 Points - limited                             

The Buoncristiana Cabernet Sauvignon is a blockbuster from one of our favorite small Napa producers that drinks like one of the highest rated Cabs of the vintage.

95 Points Robert Parker:  "Sporting a deep purple-black color, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon offers up pronounced creme de cassis, plum preserves and black forest cake notes with hints of cedar, spice box and menthol. Full-bodied, rich and packed with black fruit and baking spice flavor layers, it has a firm, grainy backbone and nice freshness, finishing very long."

If you are looking for that lavish, layered, trophy-styled Cabernet, the brothers Buoncristiani have delivered their best effort to date by far.  It is deep, extracted, creamy and lush, packed with sweet currant fruit and shamelessly veneered with some high quality wood.  They were clearly swinging for the fences here and connected, and by the standards of what’s in the bottle, it’s actually a value because it can hang with the top Cabs we have, making it a relative bargain.