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2017 Martin Ray Synthesis Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Martin Ray Synthesis Cabernet Sauvignon

94 pts | James Suckling

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SKU: MRZ17CSZ6

THE WINE

Our flagship Cabernet, Synthesis is blended to showcase the nuances of the Napa Valley floor and counterbalanced by the structure and tertiary notes of the mountains. Always quintessential Napa, it truly depicts the breadth of the valley and distinctness of the vintage.

SOURCING

38% St. Helena, 31% Rutherford, 20% Coombsville, 7% Stags Leap District, 4% Diamond Mountain District

VINEYARD NOTES

From the high elevations and volcanic soils of Diamond mountain, to the alluvial soils and warmer weather of Coombsville, Rutherford, and Stags, this wine is the perfect marriage of the contrasting styles each vineyard offers.

VARIETAL COMPOSITION

96% Cabernet, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec

VINTAGE NOTES

Record-setting rain and cooler temperatures lengthened dormancy, with first signs of bud break mid-March. Hotter than average days in June and July brought harvest mid-August with lower than average yields across all
varietals.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Hand-picked barrel lots of our favorite vineyards. Fermented in small 5 ton open-top fermenters for two weeks with pump-overs for cap management. Aged in 60% new French oak for 18 months.

TASTING NOTES

Bold red and purple fruits. Ripe cherry, plum, mulberry, and elderberry with touches of cherry blossom. Graphite, cocoa nib, and chicory, with structured, supple tannins, and a lengthy finish.