2020 THE SETTING ALEXANDER VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON

$95.00

An overnight success, The Setting was created in 2014 by Jeff Cova, Noah McMahon, and Winemaker Jesse Katz, presenting a collection of luxury wines from Sonoma and Napa Valley. Jesse has nearly two decades of experience from internationally acclaimed wineries such as Chateau Petrus and learned from some of the best on the winemaking teams at Screaming Eagle, Robert Foley, and Viña Cobos.

In 2010, at age 25, Jesse was the youngest lead winemaker in the US at Lancaster Estate and has been named 40 Under 40 Tastemaker by Wine Enthusiast and was the first winemaker on the Forbes 30 Under 30.

The Setting made history by creating the most expensive single bottle of wine ever sold at auction, with a six-liter bottle of The Setting Glass Slipper Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 selling for $1,000,000. This 2020 release comes from the award-winning Glass Slipper Vineyard and SJ Ranch Vineyard in Alexander Valley, bottled unfined and unfiltered to retain the purity and complexity of this bold, polished, and sophisticated wine.

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2020 THE SETTING ALEXANDER VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Jeb Dunnuck Tasting Notes,“The 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley is a saturated red with a ruby hue and has a forward, floral perfume of juicy mixed black and red fruit, candied violets, plums, and fresh herbs. Full-bodied and gushing with primary fruit up front, it has fine tannins and a supple, rounded mouthfeel, offering loads of blackberries and flowers before revealing slightly more earthy tones of mossy earth and tea leaf. Drink 2025-2040.” JEB DUNNUCK 97 POINTS

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Tasting Notes, “The 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley was aged for 22 months in 75% new French oak. Deep ruby, it explodes with pure aromas of Morello cherries, blueberry, warm chocolate, cured meat and tobacco with youthful wafts of cardamom and vanilla. Full-bodied, plush and hedonistic, it has a velvety texture, generous yet classy oak spice, just enough freshness and a long, spicy finish. Latent, lush and squeaky clean at this stage, it’s an age-worthy Cabernet, though I’d hedge my bets on the 2020s by drinking them on the earlier side. 741 cases were made.” ROBERT PARKER 96 POINTS

 

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