City Winery Signature Series "Portraits In Jazz: Toshiko Akiyoshi" Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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Tasting Notes
Cassis, Blackberries, Cocoa, Black Currants

Wine Profile

Double Gold winner at the West Coast Wine Competition with an impressive 98-point rating. Celebrate the barrier-breaking Japanese-American jazz pianist and composer Toshiko Akiyoshi with this rich Cabernet Sauvignon from City Winery's Portraits in Jazz wine series. Aromatically, this wine leaps from the glass, conjuring the image of a rainforest picnic on a blanket surrounded by mossy trees and damp earth. In the mouth, cassis comes to the forefront, bringing blackberries and cocoa along for the ride.

We can ship to all states except AL, AR, KY, MI, MS, SD, UT.

About Portraits in Jazz

The City Winery Signature Series is an exclusive collection of our finest wines with label artwork designed by acclaimed artists. Our debut collection is Portraits in Jazz by William Horberg, a prolific Hollywood movie producer, musician, and talented visual artist who has drawn hundreds of jazz portraits as a way to celebrate, in his own words, "one of the greatest art forms ever created." For Horberg, "drawing the people who make that music is a way for me to remember them." A portion of the proceeds from each bottle sold will go to support the Creative Music Studio, based in Woodstock, NY, where Horberg resides.

About the Vineyard

This Cabernet Sauvignon is a truly special wine, produced from impeccably sourced grapes from the famed Bettinelli Vineyard. Located on a gently sloped, alluvial fan on the west side of the Mayacamas benchland in Yountville, Bettinelli also provides fruit to many of Napa's cult wineries. Bettinelli Vineyard consistently produces top quality wines - a perfect match for William Horberg's fine artwork.

Please note our Signature Series wines do not qualify for any discounts, sales or promotions.

"Aromatically, this wine leaps from the glass."

David, Head Winemaker

Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol 14.5%
Vintage 2017
Volume 750 ML
Vineyard Bettinelli Vineyard
Case Production 120
AVA Napa Valley, CA
Aging Capacity 7-15 years

How City Winery Makes Wine

Step 1
We contract carefully selected vineyards to supply grapes. Prior to harvest we choose our preferred varietals and make shipping arrangements.
Step 2
Crush and Maceration
Grapes are inspected upon arrival and if approved, de stemmed, sorted, and finally crushed.
Step 3
After fermentation the wine is barreled into the cellar to begin aging per the winemakers design. Typical aging is 6-10 months but options exist for aging up to 24 months.
Step 4
After the wine has aged to its optimal condition, our winemakers further refine the wine by blending it with other wines if desired.
Step 6
The finished wine is hand bottled, corked, and labeled.
Step 6
The Result
A carefully crafted wine made with grapes from the best vineyards and produced locally. Indulge.

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