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2017 Hertelendy Legend

2017 Hertelendy Legend
98 Points Int'l Wine Report

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98 pt rated International Wine Report (76 cases produced)
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec, 2% Merlot
Barrel aged 23 months in 90% New French and Hungarian Oak

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Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
23 months - 90% new French and Hungarian Oak
Alcohol %
Robert Parker
Wine Advocate
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
"The 2017 Hertelendy ‘Legend’ Cabernet Sauvignon is the crown jewel from Hertelendy Vineyards. It is an absolute stunning wine that begins with aromas of blackcurrants, crème de cassis and blueberries, which are woven together with exotic spices, dark chocolate, loam and hints of sage that all burst from the glass. On the palate this full-bodied Cabernet is layered and opulent, displaying outstanding overall structure, with an incredible dense core that shows remarkable concentration and depth. It all comes together seamlessly on the long, plush finish which continues to exude loads of dark red fruits and chocolate. Overall, this is a fantastic release that offers instant appeal, however it also shows potential to age for decades." — International Wine Report, 98 Points
"The only 2017 not bottled at the time of my tastings, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Legend is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec, and the rest Merlot that’s sourced from the estate property near Howell Mountain as well as sites on Pritchard Hill and Atlas Peak. This dense purple-hued effort offers rocking notes of blue and black fruits, flowers, cedarwood, and vanilla. These carry to a full-bodied barrel sample that has stunning purity of fruit, ripe yet present tannins, terrific balance, and a great, great finish. It’s certainly not far from the magical 2016 and is up with some of the top wines in the vintage." — Jeb Dunnuck, 97 Points
"A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Hertelendy Legend comes from Howell Mountain, Pritchard Hill and Atlas Peak. Deep garnet-purple colored, it comes hurtling out of the glass with all guns blazing, with sparking notes of blackcurrant pastilles, blackberry pie, chocolate-covered cherries and boysenberries plus suggestions of yeast extract, roasted nuts, black truffles and mocha. Medium to full-bodied, the palate bursts with vibrant black fruit flavors, framed by firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long with great vibrancy and expression. 76 cases were made." — Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, 96 Points