2021 Dolum Cask 28 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District

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  • 95-98 Point "Fabulous & Limited" Vintage
  • "Poised With a Delicate Texture" ~94 James Suckling
  • Top Winemaker, Chad Alexander
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About the Wine

Dolum Estate in Napa Valley is a first-class winery born 30 years ago with the ambition to produce super-premium red wines. Thanks to its high quality, each of Dolum's wines has built a solid reputation among wine lovers and connoisseurs.

The grapes to produce these wine gems are carefully sourced from small sub-districts throughout the Napa Valley(including Oakville and the Stags Leap District) that surround some of the most rewarded wineries In the region.

Chad Alexander is the mind behind these iconic wines. He’s a rockstar winemaker who worked in some of the most coveted wineries like Mt. Veeder’s Hess Collection Winery. With unparalleled attention to detail, Chad ensures that every element contributes to the ultimate expression of his wines. His pursuit of perfection allows his wines to rival and even surpass the very best in the world. His wines have obtained several high scores and ovations from some of the world's most important wine critics.

Besides sourcing grapes from some of the iconic regions in Napa Valley. Dolum has its own single vineyard that produces wine from low-yielding 40+-year-old vines on an Oakville crossroad on the eastern side of the AV. The vineyard is placed in a beautiful terroir with sandy loam soil over superb deep red clay and limestone, providing ideal conditions for Cabernet to thrive.

2021 is looking to be one of the vintages of the decade. Vinous Media blessed this year with a 95-98 point score, and said: "Two thousand twenty-one is a fabulous vintage in Napa Valley. That’s the good news. The not so good news is that production is down sharply, 30-50% in many cases. The wines have tremendous energy as well as finesse. In tasting, the 2021s show some of the savory intensity of other drought vintages – 2013 and 2014 come to mind – but with more aromatic explosiveness and greater inner sweetness." 

Aging: 16 months in French oak barrels (30% new)

Tasting Notes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Rich blackberry and dark cherry notes intertwine with hints of cassis, dried herbs, and a touch of cocoa powder, creating a complex and inviting bouquet. This medium to full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon nature, envelops the palate with layers of luscious fruit flavors, including ripe plum and blackcurrant, complemented by nuances of cedar and baking spices.

Reviews

Refined nose with wild berries, currants, dried herbs, pencil lead and some tar. Medium to full body with finely grained tannins. Poised with a delicate texture at the center. Juicy blue and dark berries with a flavorful, vivid finish full of spices and herbs. Better after 2025. ~94 James Suckling

The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Cask #28 starts off with notes of brown sugar-cinnamon streusel and blackberries, then adds some olive and leather notes to balance out the sweetness. It's medium to full-bodied, softly dusty in feel, nicely textured and harmonious on the finish. ~92 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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