Cabernet Sauvignon Limited Release, 2016

Produced by Smith Devereux

A stunning limited release cabernet from the famed soils of St. Helena. All the complexity of an aged Napa cab, ready to enjoy now. Only 500 cases produced.

Icons/location pin Napa Valley, Napa, California
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Icons/star Limited wine (500 cases produced)
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The details

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Structure
  • Tannin
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Sweetness
  • Funkiness
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Food Pairing

Barbecue, Grilled Steak, Pasta

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Tasting Notes

Dark Chocolate, Vanilla, Dark Fruit, Toast, Cedar

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Started with 500 cases and down to 200 cases!

Napa, California

Smith Devereux

Built on the belief that you shouldn't have to wait to drink world-class wines, we produce delicious wines at killer prices, never sacrificing quality. Our limited-production wines are sustainably-farmed, hand-crafted and ready to be shared.

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What's in the bottle
Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
ABV: 14.1%
Harvest
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley (100%).
Winemaking
Aging

Recommendations

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Loved by 8 Tastemakers
Ashton @thewineMBA Tastemaker

"They say that Ibex is “a Cab-lover’s Merlot.” So when @smithdevereuxwines released a side by side gift set to taste their 2017 Ibex Merlot next to their 2016 Napa Cab, how could I say no? I thought it would be a fun family night activity to do a blind tasting and see what we thought of the two and what differences we could spot.⠀ ⠀ Well, folks, we definitely tasted differences...so much so that my cab-loving family went 0 for 8 in blind smelling and tasting calls. All four of us individually and CONFIDENTLY guessed wrong EVERY TIME in blind smell and and taste tests, even with a 50/50 shot 😂⠀ ⠀ And that should be super compelling to you! Besides the fact that I haven’t had Merlot in over a year and it was actually my first blind ever... @smithdevereuxwines wasn’t lying about Ibex “stacking up against” Napa Valley’s King, Cab.⠀ ⠀ Winemaking plays a HUGE part in the profile of any end product in-bottle. As for my calls, I over-indexed on the oak notes found in this Merlot, and the silkiness of the tannins of this Cab. I “felt” more grip in the Merlot, so assumed that + the spice oak notes were what made it a Cab...and because the Cab had such a smooth mouthfeel and finish, I associated that with Merlot. So, the winemaking techniques used basically flip-flopped my preconceived notions of what each would be.⠀ ⠀ These are both phenomenal wines. Sustainably farmed (and hand-picked!) in St. Helena, the Merlot is “luscious & complex,” while the Cab is “unique in its subtlety & grace.” 100% true on both accounts. In the Merlot, I picked up darker jammy plum and black cherry, vanilla, and oaky notes. I felt like the Cab was a bit spicier (potentially cedar or the classic green bell pepper, now that I know it’s a Cab), but almost had a floral lightness to it. Both are award-winning, and both are worth a spot in your cellar.⠀"

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