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Chateau de Vie   Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa Valley 2013

Retail Price: $54

Value Rating: 3.3

Wine Factor: 2
Date Posted: May 29, 2018
Cases Produced: 300

Scores & Value Ratings Explained

DDWA Score: 89

Very Good Value


This plush, rich, spicy (from the oak) Cabernet would be “over the top” stylistically for some and perfect for others. I know lots of Cab drinkers who would call it perfect. Smell and taste blackberry jam, melting dark chocolate, allspice, black licorice and toasty/smoky oak. It’s mouth-filling, strong and just a tad sweet…definitely a “modern style” of Napa Cabernet. It makes sense as the winemaker is Dave Phinney of Orin Swift fame. He has made this Cabernet “on the side” for Chateau de Vie for many years. This is high quality juice for $54.

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