Gandona - Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2019 (750ml)


Price: $277.00

Producer Gandona
Country USA
Region California
Subregion Napa Valley
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2019
Sku 8067
Size 750ml

Vinous: 98 Points

The 2019 Gandona is simply magnificent. A wine of soaring intensity and structure the 2019 marries power richness and depth. Inky dark fruit chocolate black cherry leather and torrefaction all race across the palate. There is plenty of the opulence readers have come to expect here but with an extra kick of vibrancy that adds a feeling of energy the earlier vintages did not have. What a wine! - By Antonio Galloni on October 2021


Wine Advocate: 96 Points

There are only 365 cases of Gandona's 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate which comes from the property's terraced parcels. Richer and more concentrated than the Encosta bottling there's a bit tighter weave to the wine's fabric and more room for aging as well as richly concentrated notes of cassis dark chocolate and earth. Long tannic and intense this should evolve nicely for 20 years or so. Located on Pritchard Hill Gandona includes its own winery and caves plus 17 acres of estate vineyards. Built in 2010 the winery includes concrete fermenters which consultant Philippe Melka says gives the wines more minerality a different tannic structure and a sweeter fruit profile. The Estate bottling includes just lots from the steepest terraced parcels while the Encosta includes fruit from flatter portions of the property as well as lots that don't make the cut for the Estate. Portugal-born proprietor Manuel Pires purchased the property in 2006 and has some Portuguese varieties planted on the site as well but the two wines reviewed here are 100% Cabernet Sauvignon (Estate) and 98.25% Cabernet Sauvignon with tiny amounts of Petit Verdot Cabernet Franc and Merlot (Encosta). Published: Oct 06 2022

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