Vintage Wine Estates is a winery group that owns many well-regarded wineries including Qupe, Swanson Family, B.R. Cohn, Clos Pegase, Cameron Hughes, and Viansa.
In Sabotage, VWE partnered with winemaker Sean Roney.
Sean studied law but couldn't resist the temptation of the vine. His father was also a winemaker. In only his second vintage, he has two solid 92 point ratings from Wine Advocate. This is a wine to watch. And, with only 1,000 cases produced from an excellent vintage, this is a wine to grab before it's gone. The motto for the winery is Res Ipsa Loquitor, which is a law term meaning “the thing speaks for itself”.
Blend: 83% Cabernet sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot & 1% Malbec
Tasting Notes: Red Wine. Aromatics suggest tobacco, bold black fruit and notes of graphite. On the palate, red, blue and black fruits are balanced by hints of currant, vanilla and mocha. The young tannins will evolve over time and help expand the long finish. Classic Cab, from a classic vintage, at a 30% discount. That's the BHW way!
Schedule to be bottled in a few weeks, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (there’s 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec) is another concentrated, well-made wine from Sean. Notes of black cherries, caramelized fruits, cedary spice and scorched earth give way to a full-bodied, concentrated, layered wine that has more structure and depth than the 2014. ~91-93 Jeb Dunnuck
A barrel sample and only the second vintage from this new producer, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is composed of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon with dollops of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Sporting a medium to deep garnet-purple color, it is scented of crème de cassis, prunes and spice cake with hints of dusty soil and cedar. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm, chewy frame and a long, spicy finish. ~ 90-92 pts, WA
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