Burgess Cellars "Contadina" Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (Napa Valley, California) - [WE 95] [WA 91]

Burgess Cellars "Contadina" Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
(Napa Valley, California) - [WE 95] [WA 91]


Regular price $85.00 Sale price $59.97 Save $25.03
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About this winery:
Burgess Cellars has been family owned and creating wines with mountain distinction since 1972 on Howell Mountain in Napa Valley. When founder Tom Burgess purchased the 1870’s era winery in 1972, he established himself as a pioneer of mountain side wineries. Today, the second generation is building on Tom’s legacy. Brothers Steven Burgess and James Burgess took over as President and Vineyard Manager respectively. In 2013, Winemaker Kelly Woods, a UC Davis graduate, completed the new team, and together the trio has fined-tuned the vineyards and cellar to highlight mountain grapes.

The new direction of the estate is taking Burgess Cellars to the pinnacle of Napa Valley wine quality. At almost 1000 feet, far over the valley floor, Burgess produces wines from two estate hillside vineyards, Winery Ranch Vineyard and Haymaker Vineyard. Their hillside grapes tend to be smaller, with more concentrated flavors and tannins, varietal intensity and excellent aging properties.

About this wine:

A dense and concentrated cabernet with aromas and flavors of confectionary blackberry and stewed cassis. The lush fruit is brought into balance by high tone herbal aromatics of mint, sage, and sweet tobacco. The distinctively thick-skinned Cabernet grapes provide a long velvety finish.

Ratings & Reviews:

95 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"This classically styled Napa Cabernet is big but balanced, offering savory black olive and bay leaf aromas that lead to potent, tasty black currant, mint and blueberry flavors. Silky, bracing tannins support the complex flavors, lending elegance and age-worthiness. Best from 2025-2035." - Jim Gordon (September 2023)

91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Made using just 15% new French oak and blending fruit from the Sorenson and Haymaker vineyards, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Contadina is gently cedary and herbal, backed by ample cassis. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, with a smooth, silky feel and a lingering finish, this is a solid effort for drinking over the next decade, and it's a reasonable value as well." Drink 2023-2033. - Joe Czerwinski (March 2023)