Special International Cabernet Day Sep2, 2021
2015 Bibi Graetz
2015 Skipstone Oliver's Blend
2018 Carter cellar Cabernet Sauvignon
2015 Bibi Graetz Colore | Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Sangiovese 80%, Canaiolo 10%, Colorino 10% “What impress me the most of 2015 is the unique balance this vintage is able to deliver, everything is exactly how it should be, the tannins of Colorino are velvety and round, the Sangiovese has one of the highest grades of purity ever reached, and the blend with Canaiolo makes this Colore one of the best I ever made.
A winemaker can’t desire a better vintage.” Bibi Graetz Vintage 2015: the growing season 2015 will be remembered as one of the Great vintages for Tuscany and for Italy, the quality has proven to be very high all over the country, reaching phenomenal peaks in the main wine regions. The weather has played a crucial role in this success, starting from a winter with only few days of frost and few periods of extreme cold which influenced mainly the north facing vineyards. Spring had a nice balance of rain and insolation, with an early flourishing which granted a correct vegetative development and the blooming in May. Summer has been very warm till mid-august, when the heat was interrupted by few days of rain. The harvest period, which started the 26th of September and finished the last day of October, was very stable and sunny, allowing the right operations timing.
2015 Skipstone Oliver's Blend | JD 95
"A more Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blend that includes 16% Cabernet Franc and 2% Merlot, the 2015 Oliver's Blend is cut from the same cloth and offers a slightly more focused, classic textural style as well as terrific notes of smoked blackcurrants, graphite, tobacco leaf, and chocolate. It's a rich, powerful, concentrated wine that will be better with a year or two of cellaring and keep for two decades."
2018 Carter Cellar Carter Cabernet Sauvignon | JD 99
"A killer effort, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Carter offers that rare, magical mix of opulence, power, elegant, and freshness that you rarely come across, offering a kaleidoscope-like array of crème de cassis, toasted spice, dried violets, blackberries, smoked tobacco, and a distinct sense of minerality, it’s a beast of a wine on the palate that somehow stays beautifully balanced, elegant, and seamless. It’s impossible to resist today yet should cruise for two decades."