*8R* 2017 Canard Vineyard "Throwback" Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, CA)

Weight: 8R

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon   Merlot   Cabernet Franc

Region: Calistoga, Napa Valley, California

Canard Vineyard's style is what managing director Adam Fox says is "pre-Parker" - a focus on fruit & freshness, restrained oak, and a focus entirely on the vineyard as opposed to a celebrity winemaker with fruit sourced from all over the valley. All Canard does is estate fruit - if they don't grow it, they don't make wine! The 2015 "Throwback" Cabernet Sauvignon shows blackcurrant, fresh earth, the faintest hint of mushroom, game, as well as black cherry, rain, and a hint of mineral. Miss 1970s Napa? Don't own a time machine? Then buy this bottle!