20% OFF 95 Point 4 Barrel “Sleeper” Cabernet

Chuy Ordaz has hand tended the Montecillo Vineyard for over 40 years. These old Cabernet Sauvignon vines seem to nod in respect towards Chuy when he walks by them or when he stops to tuck a shoot or remove a leaf. Chuy remarked about the 2017 vintage, “2017 is classic Montecillo – very good year, very good wine.  We picked all the grapes 1 week before the fires erupted”.

Vintage Notes: “Tree rings tell the annual tale in the life of a tree, whether we were in a drought or a more generous time, energetic and youthful or mature and wise. How do grapevines and their wine tell their story of the vintage. How will 2017 express the Labor Day heat spell and the devastating wine country wildfires. Only days after the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes had been picked the vineyard was surrounded by flames. Fortunately, the vineyard was spared as were most vineyards and homes on Moon Mountain. Going over the vintage with the grapes’ longtime caretaker Chuy Ordaz, he sounded sanguine as he relayed the 50 vintages he’s farmed in the Sonoma valley.”

Camino 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon “Montecillo Vineyard”
Retail 69.99 NOW 55.99
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(Cannot be combined with “stimulus” discount.)

Winemaker Notes: “The wine in the glass is likewise sanguine, not only in color but in the welcoming aromas and the youthful energy in the fruit and structure. Dark, juicy, and robust like a handful of wild picked blackberries the wine is balanced by soaring aromas of lavender and violets, ending savory with mineral sensations. The wine is suave and refined with persistent yet regal tannins. Bottled with no filtration or fining after 22 months in barrel. The wine promises a long life ahead with many rings of stories to tell.”

Robert Parker 95 Points: “The Camino Cabernet Sauvignon Montecillo from Moon Mountain emerges from a vineyard planted in 1964 on St. George rootstock, hence it was never prone to phylloxera. The vineyard is planted between 800 and 2,000 feet in elevation. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon has a fabulous nose of charcoal, barbecue smoke, blackberry and cassis with some forest floor and underbrush. It is a big, juicy, concentrated and beautifully textured Cabernet. It is a major sleeper of the vintage, and can be drunk over the next 20-25 years.”

Also check out their amazing PINOT NOIR (also receive  20% OFF – can mix & match with Camino Cab for FREE SHIPPING)
CAMINO 2017 PINOT NOIR “Umino” – Reg. 49.99 NOW 39.99


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