Jeb Dunnuck
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Dancing Bear Ranch 2017

5 units available online.
Product description

Aromas of boysenberry, black cherry, and fig with forest floor accents are highlighted. On the palate, intense, concentrated flavours of blackberry, black cherry and boysenberry are balanced by traces of minerality and opulent tannins with a dense, powerful black fruit finish. Beautifully balanced and structured, this intense, complex mountain wine will continue to unfold in the bottle for the next decade. 

Pair this wine alongside with steak, braised meats, ribs or roasts.

97 Points - Jeb Dunnuck

The top Cabernet is the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Dancing Bear Ranch, which comes from the Howell Mountain AVA. It's another inky-coloured beauty boasting a terrific perfume of black and blue fruits, ground herbs, spice box, graphite, and forest floor. It has sweet tannins with brilliant minerality on the palate, full-bodied richness, and an expansive, opulent texture. It is approachable today but will benefit from short-term cellaring and cruise for 25-30 years.

95+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Very deep garnet-purple in colour, it reveals beautiful notions of kirsch, red and black currant preserves, raspberry pie and warm plums with hints of red roses, stewed tea, underbrush and cinnamon stick. Medium-bodied, the palate has lovely red fruit and floral intensity intermingled with black fruits, framed by firm, grainy tannins and a wicked backbone of freshness, finishing very long and mineral-laced.