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2021 James Joshua

2021 James Joshua

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

100% Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: PR21JJ75
 
 
Wine Specs
Vintage
2021
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Somerston Estate
Sugar
1.8
Acid
5.25 g/L
pH
3.89
Aging
24 months in 75% new French Oak, 25% in once used French oak barrels
Alcohol %
15.6
Wine Advocate
93
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Our 2019 Snake Oil is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and selected from three premier cabernet blocks on the property. This wine beautifully expresses fruit and terroir with notes of dark plum, cedar, tobacco spice, and a hint of fresh mint. Prevalent tannins lead the palate but are balanced by ample cassis and dark chocolate flavors. Snake Oil is a deep and full-bodied wine with rich complexity that allows the potential to age for many years.
Vineyard Notes
The historic Priest Ranch is now part of the Somerston Estate, a significant property totaling 1,615 acres, with 222 acres planted to hillside vineyards. Dramatic elevations of the vineyards define and distinguish the estate, ranging from 800 ft to 2,400 ft above sea level. In 2018, the grapes for this wine were chosen from three hillside blocks - Block 56, Block 58 and Block 98.