2017 Napa Valley
Capturing the diversity and complexity of this famed region with layers of crushed violets, graphite, and blueberry.
Capturing the diversity and complexity from the region, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon displays a dark ruby hue with aromas of crushed violets, graphite, and blueberry. A burst of licorice and boysenberry are revealed on the palate carried along by bright savory spices and mineral notes that persist throughout. Polished tannins kick in giving the wine a soft texture along with a lively acidity that gives the wine a clean, extended finish.
Check out our featured recipe:
Grilled Skirt Steak with Shiso Chimichurri
93pts, James Suckling
“This is a really excellent Crossbarn with beautiful currant and savory character. Hint of menthol. Full-bodied, round and flavorful. Yet, it’s not overdone. Ready to drink! Tastes like a Napa cab for double the price. Drink now or hold.”
91pts, Jeb Dunnuck
“The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Crossbarn comes from the superstar winemaker Paul Hobbs and is a solid value in 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet. Upfront violets, plums, exotic spices, and orange blossom notes all emerge from this expressive, medium to full-bodied, plush effort that has lots of charm. It has the vintage’s slightly firm tannins yet should keep nicely for 7-8 years, if not longer.”
90pts, The Wine Advocate
“Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley leaps from the glass with vivacious Morello cherries, black raspberries and redcurrants scents followed by wafts of sandalwood, spice cake and camphor with a touch of dark chocolate. Medium-bodied, the softly textured palate bursts with juicy red and black berry flavors, finishing with great freshness.” – Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Hand-harvested at night
5 day cold soak, 24-30 day maceration
Barrel aged 19 months
19% new French oak
Minimal SO2 Additions